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