Calhoun County


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Calhoun County was created on Feb. 20, 1854 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1853-54, p. 284). Created from Baker and Early counties, Calhoun County's original boundaries as specified in the act were:

Beginning at a point where the North and South parallel line between lots of land numbers 393 and 334, in the 4th district of Early County, intersects with the county line between Randolph and Early, and Randolph and Baker, and thence east on said line until it intersects with the most westwardly main run of the Chickassawhatchie Creek, and thence South on said run and creek (though not including Grimmett's causeway,) until the point where said creek intersects the east and west district line, dividing the third from the seventh district of Baker, and the fourth from the sixth district of Early, and thence westwardly on said line until it intersects with the main branch or run of Spring Creek, thence up said main run to the north and south line, dividing lots of land numbers 348 and 359, in the 4th district of Early, and thence north along said line until it intersects with said county line between Randolph and Early . . . .

Georgia's 112th county was named for South Carolina U.S. Sen. John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), a noted advocate of states' rights.

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