Main Street Fig Orchards Historical

Main Street Fig Orchards Historical (HM1V5Z)

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

N 29° 31.376', W 95° 11.581'

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Early 1900s

Beginning 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.

This present day 900 block of S. FM 518 was the site of of a typical main street orchard. It was owned by Quakers Edie and Zue Stevenson Bales. The entire block back to the creek was the Bales and Glines family farm into the 1940s, and the whole family, including grandchildren helped with the orchard work.
HM NumberHM1V5Z
Year Placed2012
Placed ByFriendswood Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 287457 N 3267929
Decimal Degrees29.52293333, -95.19301667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 31.376', W 95° 11.581'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 31' 22.56" N, 95° 11' 34.86" 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 943-1001 FM518, Friendswood TX 77546, US
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