New Historical Markers Coming to Friendswood

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Historical Markers in FriendswoodFriendswood is rich with history, and residents have always been proud of the historical markers placed around town that point out interesting facts about our wonderful small community.


Friendswood currently has seven historical markers noting interesting information about the area such as the Friends Church Cemetery, the Origin of Friendswood (on Friendswood Drive), and the Importance of the Fig Industry (in Stevenson Park). There are also markers at the Cecil and Frances Brown Home, the Frank J. Brown Heritage Museum site, the 1902 Perry House, and the old Barber Shop.


Soon, Friendswood will be getting seven new historical markers, thanks to the Friendswood Historical Society, and the many individuals and businesses who have donated funds for the new markers.


The new markers will be designated for the location of the first home in Friendswood, at the site of the town’s first business (a general store), and at the site of the town’s first post office. There will also be markers at the site of the fig preserving plant, and the Quaker school.


Other markers will be placed to designate the Main Street fig orchards, and the oldest remaining structure in Friendswood.


These new historical markers will all be placed along Friendswood Drive. As soon as the markers are in place, the Historical Society will announce the date for an official unveiling of the markers.


Stay tuned for an update!

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Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
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Hi Rose,

Even though I've spent the better part of my life in Texas (College Station), I never knew that figs were grown in Texas.  I don't think I even know what a fig that is not in a Fig Newton cookie looks like. 

I'm glad that Friendswood appreciates their history enough to have gone through the efforts required to get 7 new historical markers. 

Jan 16, 2013 02:00 PM #1
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Rose, what a great historical marker telling the story about early Friendswood.  I find things like this very interesting.  I look forward to you doing a post on each of the new markers as soon as they are "planted."

Jan 16, 2013 02:07 PM #2
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Thanks Rose, I have a hard time resisting the urge to stop at every one of these little bits of history.

Jan 16, 2013 03:40 PM #3
Pam Miller
Realty Associates - Friendswood, TX
Broker Associate - Pearland/Friendswood

Rose - This is a fantastic blog about Friendswood and the new historical markers!

Jan 17, 2013 12:42 AM #4
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Hi Rose,

Good blog about the Historical Markers in Friendswood.We have sevberal I Katy (old) but I have no idea how many ther are. I need to check this out as it is a great way to get good SEO about your area by writing a post like you just did.

Jan 17, 2013 03:08 AM #5
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


  I love to stop and read historical markers! You learn a lot on neat fun and interesting facts from them. Good for the Friendswood Historical Society!

Jan 17, 2013 09:44 AM #6
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