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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Calvert, Texas

Clickable Map of Robertson County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Robertson County, TX (50) Brazos County, TX (61) Burleson County, TX (47) Falls County, TX (27) Leon County, TX (13) Limestone County, TX (39) Madison County, TX (8) Milam County, TX (56)  RobertsonCounty(50) Robertson County (50)  BrazosCounty(61) Brazos County (61)  BurlesonCounty(47) Burleson County (47)  FallsCounty(27) Falls County (27)  LeonCounty(13) Leon County (13)  LimestoneCounty(39) Limestone County (39)  MadisonCounty(8) Madison County (8)  MilamCounty(56) Milam County (56)
Franklin is the county seat for Robertson County
Calvert is in Robertson County
      Robertson County (50)  
      Brazos County (61)  
      Burleson County (47)  
      Falls County (27)  
      Leon County (13)  
      Limestone County (39)  
      Madison County (8)  
      Milam County (56)  
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1Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — "The Calvert Bell"
In memory and honor of all United States Veterans, the men and women of the Army, Air Force, Marine, Navy and Coast Guard. We thank you for your service and sacrifice to your community, state, and country.Map (db m168366) WM
2Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10914 — Building of the Citizens Bank & Trust Co.
Built 1868 by James S. Hanna, for a General Store. Owned 1870-1871 by a Battle of San Jacinto veteran, the Rev. Robt. Crawford. Bought 1872 by J.S. McLendon, whose store and private bank were housed in the structure. In 1887 this was site of . . . Map (db m168108) HM
3Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10910 — Casimir Drugstore
Sometime after 1869, Jean Pierre Casimir (d. 1929), native of Toulouse, France, built this structure. His family operated drugstore here until 1949. A patio in the rear connected drugstore to the Palace Opera House, also owned and operated by . . . Map (db m168161) HM
4Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10915 — Cobb’s Market
Original meat market here in 1868 was remodeled into present Victorian building of handmade brick in 1878, by Mrs. Ella Oscar. Original fixtures still used include wood burning stove of cast iron, marble top counters, meat saw rack. . . . Map (db m168160) HM
5Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10921 — First Baptist ChurchOf Calvert
As early as 1835, Baptists were worshipping in this area. In 1868, when Calvert was founded, Houston & Texas Central Railroad donated lots for a church. Until a brick edifice was built in 1873 on that land (at Hanna and Pine), services were held . . . Map (db m168208) HM
6Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10923 — First Presbyterian Church
Built at Sterling before Civil War, on land of Judge Robert Calvert, Texas legislator and descendant of Lord Baltimore (Maryland colonizer). Stained glass in windows was imported. Other materials and labor were from Calvert's plantation. . . . Map (db m168339) HM
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7Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10906 — 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 . . . Map (db m168209) HM
8Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10912 — Home Area of Chinese Farmers
Imported from Asia about 1874 to help in cotton fields, these exotic workers wore queues and attracted much notice. At least 24 families were brought here; many became permanent residents, respected for their good work. Over 25 ethnic . . . Map (db m168110) HM
9Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 13024 — Katy Hamman Stricker Library
In 1868, Robert Calvert and other local farmers urged the Houston & Texas Central Railroad to build through the area. The city of Calvert became an agricultural trade center and attracted new residents from other area settlements. After the turn . . . Map (db m168328) HM
10Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10907 — Old Calvert Foundry and Manufacturing Company
Founded about 1870 as one of Calvert's first industries. The building is of county-made brick; iron facade came from St. Louis. Iron ore from local deposits and from Cherokee County (100 Mi. NE) was hauled here by horse-drawn wagons to be made . . . Map (db m168164) HM
11Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10918 — Site of Harvey Massacre(One Mile West)
At this site one Sunday night in November 1836, the family of John Harvey was attacked by an Indian raiding party. Harvey, his wife, and son were all killed, Mrs. Harvey's blood staining the open pages of the family Bible. Their daughter Ann, aged . . . Map (db m164650) HM
12Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10947 — Sneed Memorial Methodist Church
This congregation, organized in 1869 as the Calvert Methodist Church, built its first sanctuary on this site in 1872. Among the early pastors were (1885-86) the Rev. Seth Ward, later first native Texan to be named a Methodist bishop; and (1895-99) . . . Map (db m168329) HM
13Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 12590 — St. Paul United Methodist Church
This congregation organized in 1872 as St. Paul Methodist Episcopal Church, North. After their first church building burned, members of St. Paul moved quickly to replace it. Using salvageable material from the old sanctuary as well as new . . . Map (db m168367) HM
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14Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10950 — Sterling Cemetery
Burial place of some 400 Texas pioneers and descendants. On land granted (1835) to A.J. Webb; bought in 1850 by Judge Robert Calvert, a civic leader in Sterling, a town named for Empresario Sterling C. Robertson. Calvert dedicated 11.1-acre . . . Map (db m168331) HM
15Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10902 — The Barton Home
After her home north of Calvert was destroyed by fire, Minnie Walker Burnitt Barton, widow of plantation owner Francis Davis Barton, built this structure in 1909. She intended the brick home with slate roof to withstand as many natural disasters . . . Map (db m168296) HM
16Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10913 — The Church of the Epiphany
Organized June 6, 1870, by Bishop Gregg. Oldest church edifice erected in Calvert; has been used continuously since Parish was founded. Fine wood scrollwork and lancet windows compliment the Victorian architecture. Recorded Texas . . . Map (db m168294) HM
17Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10897 — The Jacques Adoue Building
Relic of colorful career of Jacques Adoue (1851-1906), youngest of three French brothers who came to Texas (1860s) to become Calvert, Dallas, and Galveston business leaders. Jacques Adoue owned numerous enterprises. This store, built for Collat, . . . Map (db m168162) HM
18Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — The Karen Renee Wiese Memorial Pavilion
In 1895 the city of Calvert built this historic pavilion to facilitate bringing the community together for outdoor concerts, dancing, political forums and other public events. In October 2000, by a resolution unanimously passed by the Calvert City . . . Map (db m168364) HM
19Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10937 — The Parish Carriage House
In 1892 wealthy merchant, cotton buyer, and banker L.H. Parish (1846-1924) and his wife Mattie bought this property. Soon they erected this carriage house with ornate Victorian styling to match their home. Plans for both structures came from the . . . Map (db m168298) HM
20Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10905 — Town of Calvert
Swarming ox-carts and cotton wagons, busy stores and saloons, casino tables stacked with gold: this was early Calvert, a major cotton export and trade center. Community began as "Sterling," in Sterling C. Robertson colony of the 1820s. It was . . . Map (db m168112) HM
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21Texas (Robertson County), Calvert — 10954 — Virginia Field Park
Land given to Calvert 1868 for use as a park by the Houston & Texas Central Railroad. Co. C, 4th Texas Inf. Regt., Hood's Texas Brigade, under Major Wm. Townsend, mustered nearby, 1865. Was site during Reconstruction, 1868-1873, of "Sky . . . Map (db m168297) HM
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Dec. 4, 2022