Early 1900sBeginning about 1910 figs were grown on thousands of acres in a nine-county area 150 miles along the Gulf Coast from Winnie to Bay City and 50 miles inland. That included Friendswood where fig orchards, 5 acres to 500 acres lined the main street and occupied large tracts of adjacent acreage. The area that is now Stevenson Park was formerly Vincent Stevenson's home and home site and fig orchard.
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|Placed By||Friendswood Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 287457 N 3267929|
|Decimal Degrees||29.52293333, -95.19301667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 31.376', W 95° 11.581'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 31' 22.56" N, 95° 11' 34.86" 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 943-1001 FM518, Friendswood TX 77546, US|
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