Olivia in Calhoun County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The first public building in Olivia was a one-room schoolhouse where children were taught during the day and parents attended classes at night to learn English. The Eden Lutheran Church held services in the schoolhouse until 1910, when a sanctuary was built.
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3855.)
Location. 28° 38.476′ N, 96° 27.306′ W. Marker is in Olivia, Texas, in Calhoun County. Marker is on State Highway 172 0.3 miles south of County Road 314, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Lavaca TX 77979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Olivia Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); The Great Camel Experiment (approx. 8.2 miles away); Mrs. Angelina Bell Peyton Eberly (approx. 8.3 miles away); Indianola (approx. 8½ miles away); Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salle (approx. 8½ miles away); Zimmerman Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Chihuahua Road (approx. 8.8 miles away); Site of the Town of Indianola (approx. 8.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Olivia, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 24, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
2. Swedes In Texas In Words And Pictures. This book was originally written in Swedish in 1918 and has since been translated into English and digitized. It covers all of the Swedish settlements in Texas including Olivia. (Submitted on July 24, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
3. Becoming American: Swedish American Family Photos 1890 to 1920. A large collection of photos, many of them taken in Olivia, taken by Swedish immigrants around the turn of the century. (Submitted on July 24, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.