Friendswood in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Main Street Fig Orchards
This present day 900 block of S. FM 518 was the site of of a typical main street orchard. It was owned by Quakers Edie and Zue Stevenson Bales. The entire block back to the creek was the Bales and Glines family farm into the 1940s, and the whole family, including grandchildren helped with the orchard work.
Erected 2012 by Friendswood Historical Society.
Location. 29° 31.376′ N, 95° 11.581′ W. Marker is in Friendswood, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on South Friendswood Drive (County Route 518) south of East Castlewood Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 907 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood TX 77546, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fig Industry In Friendswood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friends Church Cemetery Friendswood (approx. half a mile away); Quaker Academy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oldest Structure Remaining (approx. 0.6 miles away); Friendswood Postal Service (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Business (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cecil and Frances Brown House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Friendswood.
Categories. • Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 89 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 19, 2016.