Danevang, Texas

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Danevang, Texas
unincorporated community
Danevang, Texas is located in Texas
Danevang, Texas
Danevang, Texas
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 29°03′27″N 96°12′27″W / 29.05750°N 96.20750°W / 29.05750; -96.20750Coordinates: 29°03′27″N 96°12′27″W / 29.05750°N 96.20750°W / 29.05750; -96.20750
Country United States
State Texas
County Wharton
Elevation[1] 69 ft (21 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77432
Area code(s) 979
FIPS code 48-48481
GNIS feature ID 1355629[1]
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Danevang is an unincorporated community in southern Wharton County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The rural community is located south of El Campo on State Highway 71 (SH 71). The name Danevang is an alternative name for Denmark. The town was founded in the 1890s mostly by Danes who migrated from the American Midwest. After a period of prosperity people began moving away in the 1920s. The community's church was still open in 2013.

Geography[edit]

Danevang is on SH 71 at County Road 424 a distance of 10.8 miles (17.4 km) south of El Campo and 8.5 miles (13.7 km) north of Midfield in Matagorda County. Near the crossroads is a US post office, several agricultural storage buildings and a number of dwellings. The Danish Heritage Museum is 1.0 mile (1.6 km) to the south at the junction of SH 71 and FM 441. The Danevang Lutheran Church is a short distance to the east of the museum on County Road 426. Land under agriculture surrounds the homes and other buildings at the site.[3]

History[edit]

Danevang was established by Danish settlers in 1895.[4]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Danevang has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Danevang, Texas. Retrieved on 2008-11-03.
  2. ^ "Danevang TX". ZIP Code Lookup. Archived from the original on 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  3. ^ Google (August 7, 2013). "Danevang, Texas" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ Davis, John L. "Handbook of Texas Online: DANEVANG, TX". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Danevang, Texas