Friendswood Postal Service Historical

Friendswood Postal Service Historical (HM1UVQ)

Location: Friendswood, TX 77546 Galveston County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 31.731', W 95° 12.007'

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In 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.

In succeeding years the post office was housed at three other local sites where patrons received their mail from a postal box. After streets were assigned names and houses numbered, home delivery was initiated September 7, 1966.
Year Placed2012
Placed ByFriendswood Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 286781 N 3268598
Decimal Degrees29.52885000, -95.20011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 31.731', W 95° 12.007'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 31' 43.86" N, 95° 12' 0.42" W
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Area Code(s)713, 281, 832
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 417 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood TX 77546, US
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