Calera is a town in Bryan County, Oklahoma, United States, only 5 miles south of Durantand 10 miles north of the Oklahoma-Texas stateline. The population was 2,164 at the 2010 census, an increase of 24.4 percent from 1,739 at the 2000 census.It is part of the Durant Micropolitan Area. It is also apart of the Texoma region.
Location of Calera, Oklahoma
Calera is located at (33.934260, -96.428392)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all of it land.
The Calera town limits borders the Durant city limits to the south, but the actual downtowns of Calera and Durant are 5 miles apart.
When the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway built a line through the Choctaw Nation in 1872, the community of Cale was established on the east side of the tracks. It was named after the railroad official George W. Cale. In 1889, the first post office was established.
In 1889, the town was christened as Sterrett but Katy railroad officials refused to accept the name change, and referred to the site as Cale Switch or Cale. The conflict continued until 1910, when the town accepted the name Calera as a compromise.
Calera is home to Calera Public Schools. The average enrollment is approximately 700 students. The school mascot is the Calera Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs. The current classification is 2A, according to the OSSAA (Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletic Association). Although small Calera has experienced tremendous success in academics and extra-curricular activities. In 1995, Calera High School's Academic Team won the OSSAA State Championship. The Calera basketball program has advanced to the state tournament seven times, and is home to the 1956 Class B Boys State Champions. Calera is also home to three individual cross-country state championships, as well as three 1600m state championships, won by current East Central University cross-country runner, Cale Eidson. The local FFA Chapter was named Three Star National FFA Chapter at the National FFA Convention from 2007 through 2011, and has experienced major success in Career Development Events at the State and National levels.