Details for Former Calvert Courthouse (Atlas Number 5395010906)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5395010906


Marker Number 10906
Atlas Number 5395010906
Marker Title Former Calvert Courthouse
Index Entry Calvert Courthouse, Former
Address 604 Elm St.
City Calvert
County Robertson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 722447
UTM Northing 3429787
Subject Codes courthouses
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location between Burnett and Hanna
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text 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