Calvert Real Estate
Calvert, Texas is a small town in Robertson County between Waco and Bryan/College Station. Calvert real estate started out in 1850 when Robert Calvert set up shop as a plantation owner. Calvert was former Texas Representative. In 1868, the railroads came to town. Then in 1870, the first school was built, and Calvert claimed to have the largest cotton gin in the world.
Living in Calvert
Early Calvert real estate: Victorian-style mansions built by the plantation owners lined the streets. Our Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places. Main Street, Garritt, Pin Oak, Maple, and Barton streets constitute the 70-acre area. You are welcome to take a self-guided tour at any time. A map of the area is available at our Chamber of Commerce.
The Pin Oak Bed & Breakfast was built by Katy Hamman Stricker and her husband, the Katy Hamman Stricker Library around the corner was donated to the city by Katy's mother, Ella. The library is a tribute to Mrs. Stricker's dedication to the American Women's League and was one of the first in Texas. In 1913, the Stricker's sold the house to Harold and Cara Sneed, Carly Fiorina's grandparents.
The Hammond House was first built as the county jail. You can see how the architecture reflects the time, 1879, of construction. People took their prisons quite seriously back in those days. At one time it held up to 50 prisoners, but then the county seat moved to Franklin, Texas. A man named Andy Falkner bought it and turned it into a hotel. The Hammond family bought it from Falkner, and it has been (sort of) in the family since 1909.
- Rube Foster, a baseball Hall of Fame inductee
- Tom Bradley, a former Los Angeles Mayor
- Tex McCrary who established the "talk show" format of entertainment
- Carly Fiorina's Father, Joseph Sneed was born in Calvert. Joseph T Sneed III's uncle was John Beal Sneed of the famous Sneed-Boyce happenings in Texas in 1912.
Our schools are part of the Calvert Independent School District. The high school mascot is the Trojans, and we are listed as a 1A school by the UIL. Both boy's and girl's basketball teams have made it to the State finals for their division in recent years.
Today you can walk down our historic streets, our local Cocoamoda makes delicious hot chocolate. Sip one as you browse the antique shops. The Texas A&M University cadets have been known to sing for the Women's Club in town. We also have a gorgeous old cemetery where generations of families have been laid to rest.
Real Estate in Calvert
Real estate in Calvert is a charming mix of historical and contemporary homes. Acreage is available for future farmers or ranchers to set up a new enterprise. We even have vacant lots along our main street that would be an ideal location for a new business venture.
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