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Calhoun County Historical Markers

Calhoun County


  • Source: Keith Hair
  • Marker: Calhoun County
  • Location: Calhoun County Courthouse, Morgan, Ga.

CALHOUN COUNTY

This county, created by Act of the Legislature

Feb. 20, 1854, is named for John C. Calhoun,

famed South Carolina Statesman, who resigned

as Vice President of the United States in

1832 to return to the U.S. Senate and defend

States Rights in debates with Daniel Webster.

He served as Secretary of War (1817-25) and

Secretary of State (1844-45)

First Calhoun County Officers were: Sheriff

Wm. H. Pierce, Clerk Joseph W. Roberts, Ordinary

Wm. S. Harris, Tax Receiver H.W. Wilkins, Tax

Collector Kinion Strickland, Surveyor Charles

Stewart and Coroner Amos Forehand.

019-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954