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Statistics & Facts
The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Calvert is approximately 1192 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 750 (1990), 509 (2010).
The amount of land area in Calvert is 10.078 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Calvert to Washington DC is 1270 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 79 miles. (as the crow flies)
Calvert is positioned 30.97 degrees north of the equator and 96.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.
History & History Related Items
Calvert, Texas is memorable for its many homes and other buildings of architectural significance. Most were built in the period 1870 - 1910. One of the primary builders was Hans Peter Johnson. He came as a youngman from Denmark in 1870 when Calvert was growing as a cotton center and the railhead on the Houston railroad. His fiance, Christina Forsander, of Jonkopping, Sweden joined him in 1970 in Calvert.
Among the outstanding homes that he built are the Doremus Home, the Gibson Home, the Hucks Home, the Barton Home, and the West Foster Home. His name is on deeds and entrance steps to several Main Streetbuildings. His name is on the cornerstone of the Calvert City Hall, where he served as an alderman. He was buried in Calvert City Cemetery in 1915. He never returned to Denmark.
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