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County
Robertson
Region
Praries & Lakes
Population
2010 Census - 1,192
2000 Census - 1,426
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Towns
Calvert, Texas
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Calvert Texas History:
In 1837, Joseph Harlan received a land grant located five miles south of present Day Calvert. The town’s namesake, Robert Calvert, established his plantation west of the townsite in 1850. After the Texas Central Railway established a line through the area in 1868, a group of investors purchased land and platted the town of Calvert. Businesses and residents from the nearby Sterling and Owensville communities moved to Calvert to be closer to the railroad. The Calvert post office opened that same year. The first trains arrived in 1869. Calvert incorporated in 1870, the same year it replaced Owensville as the Robertson County seat. The town prospered as a commercial and railroad center. In 1871 the town claimed to have the largest cotton gin in the world. Though Morgan replaced Calvert as county seat in 1879, Calvert remained a commercial center. In 1884, Calvert had approximately 3,000 residents. Calvert suffered from a major flood in 1899. Most of its business district was destroyed in a 1991 fire. After 1900, the town’s population began to decline. Today, the town has several nice antique stores. Calvert is located just east of the Brazos River at the intersections of SH 6 (Main Street), FM 979 (Browning Street), and FM 1644, 34.7 miles northwest of College Station, 28 miles northwest of Bryan, 8.4 miles northwest of Hearne, 38 miles northeast of Rockdale, 35.7 miles northeast of Cameron, 57 miles southeast of Waco, 28 miles southeast of Marlin, 53 miles southwest of Mexia, 41 miles southwest of Groesbeck, 16 miles southwest of New Baden, 12 miles southwest of Franklin, and 14.3 miles north of Bremond, Texas.
 
Calvert National Historic District:
The historical district encompasses 37 complete and 9 partial blocks; it is one of the largest National Historic Districts in Texas. The district is roughly bounded by Barton, Maple, Pin Oak, Main, and Garritt Streets. Many Victorian commercial buildings and mansions are still standing, including the 1895 Virginia Field Park Pavilion (bandstand). A self-guided tour map is available from many downtown businesses for a small fee. Genealogy information is available from Robertson County Genealogy. (979) 364-2559. Email    
 
Katy Hamman-Stricker Women's Heritage Center Museum & Library:  
The American Women’s League was founded by E.G. Lewis of St. Louis. Lewis was a publisher and visionary promoter of women’s rights, and established the AWL to empower women through education, and cultural and business opportunities which included selling his magazines for commissions. Because of the City of Calvert’s population size and chapter size, Calvert’s AWL Chapter was entitled to one of the first three Craftsmen style houses to be built for Texas chapters. The Calvert Chapter chose to receive the house in lieu of receiving magazine sales commissions. The house came with a complete kitchen and crafts furnishings. In the 1930s, the AWL reorganized as the Calvert’s Woman’s Club. A large downstairs room is used for receptions and other private events. Current exhibits detail the history of the women’s suffrage movement. The house is open for tours and is open during Calvert events. (979) 393-0166. 404 East Mitchell Street.   
 
Calvert Third Saturday Trade Days:
The Calvert Chamber of Commerce sponsors three Calvert Trade Days events each year in downtown Calvert, one block west of Main Street between Barton and Mitchell Streets. These events feature food, merchandise and arts and crafts vendors. (979) 364-2559.
 
Annual Robertson County Fair, Late March:  
Activities include livestock shows, arts and crafts, a carnival, a pet show, live music, and more. The fairgrounds are located at 12185 Fairground Road (on FM 485), Hearne, Texas 77859. The fairgrounds are west of SH 6. 
 
Annual Victorian Tea and Gala, First Weekend in Oct:
Saturday events include a parade and downtown shopping. Tea is served by staff dressed in period costumes. The tea is held from 2pm-3:30pm on the lawn of the historic Gibson-Hensarling home at 1105 China Street. Post-tea events include lawn croquet and home tours. The Gala begins at 7pm with a dinner. After the dinner, a grand march will lead guests across the street to the Calvert Foundry for dancing and the costume contest. Sunday events include an 11am hayride tour of Calvert’s 47 block historic district followed by several events at the historic Barton-Satterwhite House including a 2:30-4pm tea, English lawn croquet, a tea hat contest, and tours of the property’s cottage. Reservations are required. (979) 364-2559. 
 
Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Tour, First Weekend in Dec:
The annual tour of buildings focuses on different locations each year. The driving tour features residences decorated for Christmas; a $5 tour map is available from local businesses. (979) 364-2559.
 
Cocoamoda Restaurant:
This well-known bistro and chocolate shop serves wonderful food and sells great gourmet chocolate truffles and other chocolate candies. Open Wed-Thu, 10am-6pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, 10am-6pm; closed Monday and Tuesday. (979) 364-2190. 518 S. Main Street (SH 6). Reviews  
 
Zamykal Gourmet Kolaches:
They bake 26 varieties of kalaches. Open Thu-Sun, 7:30am-4pm. (979) 364-2386. 709 Main Street (SH 6). Email  Reviews  
 
DeLana's Deli and Ice Cream Fountain:
Open Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun, 11am-6pm. The restaurant is located across the street from the Wooden Spoon Restaurant (510 South Main Street). (979) 364-2380.