1899In 1899 Friendswood recieved postal service. That year 22 year old widow Flora Knode was appointed postmaster, and residents picked up mail from her home. In 1904 Quaker Charles E. Hoover and family moved here from West Branch, Iowa. In 1906 he received the appointment as Friendswood Postmaster, a position he held until his death in 1938. His daughter Mabel succeeded him, serving until 1946. On this site a small building attached to the Hoover home housed the post office, the phone exchange, the Library Association books, his Notary Public, and in Mabel's era, a sundry shop that sold school supplies, candy and tobacco.
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|Placed By||Friendswood Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 286781 N 3268598|
|Decimal Degrees||29.52885000, -95.20011667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 31.731', W 95° 12.007'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 31' 43.86" N, 95° 12' 0.42" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||713, 281, 832|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 417 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood TX 77546, US|
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