Calvert in Robertson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Former Calvert Courthouse
Most imposing public building in early Robertson County.
After becoming County Seat in 1870, Calvert lost many leaders in 1873 yellow fever epidemic. As planned, this Courthouse was begun in 1875; but before its completion, Franklin was named county seat, in 1879.
Robert A. Brown, a merchant, investor and planter, purchased this building in 1885. With help of his wife, Lucy Herndon Brown, he made it into a residence.
In 1909 his heirs sold it to Mrs. Fannie L. Hammond, in whose family it remained until 1966, when it became a museum.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10906.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 30° 58.839′ N, 96° 40.24′ W. Marker is in Calvert, Texas, in Robertson County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and Hanna Street (Farm to Market Road 1644), on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 Elm Street, Calvert TX 77837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Church of the Epiphany (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Katy Hamman Stricker Library (about 500 feet away); Sneed Memorial Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); The Parish Carriage House (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Karen Renee Wiese Memorial Pavilion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Virginia Field Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calvert.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.