Details for Danevang (Atlas Number 5481001163)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5481001163

Data

Marker Number 1163
Atlas Number 5481001163
Marker Title Danevang
Index Entry Danevang
Address
City Danevang
County Wharton
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 772043
UTM Northing 3215996
Subject Codes cities and towns; immigration
Marker Year
Designations
Marker Location Hwy. 71 & FM 441, Danevang.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text The first successful Danish community in Texas. Established in 1894 on a portion of 25,000 acres secured through option by Danish Folk Society from Texas Land and Cattle Company. Most immigrants came first to the northern United States, where other Danes had settled, and then to Texas, desiring to preserve their national culture, language, and religion. A Lutheran church was erected in 1895. Hardships included disease, insects, poorly drained land, and primitive transportation; but hard work, farming ability, and cooperation brought success. (1970)