NAME: Calvert
COUNTY: Robertson
CLIMATE: Very warm in summer. Never snowy
BEST TIME TO VISIT: During mid-Spring and Fall
COMMENTS: Bed and Breakfast Hotel, very historic and has many historical markers. There are still shops and buildings active, but they are older. Many antique shops.
REMAINS: There are very few

Near the end of the 19th Century, Calvert became the fourth largest city in Texas with a population exceeding 10,000. Hotels, theaters, opera houses, numerous businesses and Victorian homes and commercial structures abounded. Calvert remains a gem of Texas Victorian culture, Southern flavor and hospitality. Many of these once lavish places are now haunted and deserted. It has been said that there is a store located in Calvert that is haunted by a woman that laughs wildly while enjoying a cup of tea. There is a grave site for the founder, Robert Calvert. There are paranormal activities that go on around the tomb; childish voices, older male voices, and mystical orbs. In the tomb, along with Calvert's casket, are two childrens caskets. Robert Calvert never had children. Two main characters in this town are the founder, Robert Clavert, and Anne Harvey Briggs, a young lady whose family was massacred by a tribe of indians. She and a slave of the family were captured and sold as slaves for a few blankets. Briggs was found by her uncle from Alabama and returned and married. The couple returned to the place of the massacre and built their home. There are many rumors about bandits and robbers from the 19th century to be placed in that town and were caught. It is said that Bonnie and Clyde passed through the town and stayed at the B&B Hotel. Submitted by: Bobbie Munsel

UPDATE: I wanted to make a correction on the Calvert site. It states that Robert Calvert had no children. Robert Calvert was my 4th Great Grandfather. He had 4 children, Lucy, William, Pauline and Mary. Robert’s son and grandchildren are buried with him. Robert Calvert’s grave is actually in the Old Sterling Cemetery. There once was a town that surrounded the cemetery and Presbyterian Church. When the railroad was built the entire town moved 2 miles west and renamed the new city after Robert Calvert. Sterling is currently being cleaned up and preserved.

Calvert old city hall
Courtesy Bobbye and Speedy Drake

Calvert Main Street
Courtesy Bobbye and Speedy Drake

Calvert Main Street
Courtesy Bobbye and Speedy Drake