Friendswood (HMXUW)

Location: Friendswood, TX 77546 Galveston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 31.658', W 95° 11.944'

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This community was founded in 1895 by a group of Friends (Quakers) led by F. J. Brown and T. H. Lewis. They acquired the land from J. C. League and named the settlement Friendswood.

From the very beginning, church and school were central to the life of this community. In 1900 an academy building was built on this site, with lumber from huge pine trees felled by the 1900 hurricane. The Friends Church, which until 1958 was the only church in the community, used the academy building for both worship and education. In the early years it provided the only secondary educational facilities for the surrounding area. The last school term was held in 1938, but the building continued to be used for worship until 1949 when it was replaced by a more modern structure.

The heritage of this community, received from its founders, is based on Christ's words, "Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever
I command you." John 15:14
Marker Number7455
Year Placed1967
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 9:16pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 286880 N 3268461
Decimal Degrees29.52763333, -95.19906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 31.658', W 95° 11.944'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 31' 39.48" N, 95° 11' 56.64" W
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Area Code(s)713, 281, 832
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-662 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood TX 77546, US
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