Calvary is on Farm Road 779 three miles northeast of Golden in southwestern Wood County. Some reports state that a Calvary community existed as early as 1888. By 1896 a four-teacher school called Bell Founte (also spelled Bellefont and Bell Font) was located in that area and had 120 students; ten years later its enrollment had dropped to eighty-five. In the 1930s the Bell Font school district had fifty-nine students in nine grades. Though the community was not indicated on the 1936 county highway map, newspaper accounts from that time refer to a community named Bellfonte and a "Calvery" Church. By 1959 the community was called Calvary and was the site of Calvary Church and a number of scattered dwellings. In 1988 the settlement had one business.

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Place type

Calvary is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Bell Founte)


Latitude: 32.75790550
Longitude: -95.52717850

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated