Established in 1894 in southern Wharton County, its earliest settlers were Danish immigrants who relocated from the Midwest to Texas to extend Danish culture in the United States. Danevang was declared "The Danish Capital of Texas" by the Texas Legislature in 1990. Danevang, translated from Danish, means "Danish Fields."
Community Hall is the oldest building in town and is still used for events. A Texas historical marker signifies the building's age of more than 100 years old.
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