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Friendswood in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Home and First Family

1895

 
 
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By Jim Evans, October 18, 2016
1. First Home and First Family Marker
Inscription. The Frank J. Brown Family, along with the Thomas Hadley Lewis Family, Co-founded this Quaker Settlement in the spring of 1895. By August, Brown had hauled lumber from Alvin and was personally constructing his home on this 10-acre site for his wife Mary Jane and their five children. The Quakers had come looking for land favorable for farming where they could practice their Quaker values stressing the importance of God, family and education.

The original Brown house fell into disrepair and was demolished in the early 1960s. In 1970, the Heritage Gardeners built the replica of the original house that is now the Frank J. Brown Heritage Museum at 108 Skyview Terrace. That museum now showcases displays of Friendswood's earliest years using photos, graphics, artifacts and visuals. It is open to visitors at posted time and by appointment.
 
Erected 2012 by Friendswood Historical Society.
 
Location. 29° 32′ N, 95° 12.227′ W. Marker is in Friendswood, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Pecan Drive and East Heritage Drive, on the right when traveling north on Pecan Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Friendswood TX 77546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Fig Preserving Plant (approx. mile away); Cecil and Frances Brown House (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Business (approx. 0.3 miles away); Friendswood Postal Service (approx. 0.4 miles away); Quaker Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oldest Structure Remaining (approx. 0.4 miles away); Friendswood (approx. half a mile away); Friends Church Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Friendswood.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Wide View of First Home and First Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, October 18, 2016
3. Wide View of First Home and First Family Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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