Granger in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The devastating 1921 San Gabriel River flood destroyed the gin, store and tabernacle, and the new Friendship community developed nearby on higher ground. It prospered with businesses and social events, such as three-day fairs featuring political speeches and rodeos. Following consolidation with Centerville and Enterprise schools, a new Friendship schoolhouse opened in 1923. In 1958, Friendship merged with Granger school, but the economic base of the community throughout its existence, and local farm and ranch families reflected diverse
Most residents dispersed in the 1970s, after construction of the Laneport (later Granger) Dam across the San Gabriel River. Allison (Old Friendship) Cemetery burials were relocated to Granger cemeteries. Much of the recorded early life of the community was the work of Stacy Mikulencak Labaj (1903-77), who collected oral histories with longtime residents. Today, a reunion of Friendship families and friends keeps the memories alive for future generations.
Erected 2006 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13614.)
Location. 30° 43.109′ N, 97° 19.288′ W. Marker is in Granger, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on Granger Dam Road just from FM971 & CR361, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3100 Granger Dam Rd, Granger TX 76530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Moravia School (approx. 5.1 miles away); Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Site of New Bern Church, School, and Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away); Donahoe Community (approx. 6.8 miles away); Granger High School (approx. 6.9 miles away); Young House Granger City Hall (approx. 7.1 miles away); A. A. & Mary Spacek House (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granger.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 611 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 20, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.