“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Morgan in Calhoun County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Calhoun County

Calhoun County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
1. Calhoun County Marker
Inscription. 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.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 019-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 31° 32.243′ N, 84° 35.979′ W. Marker is in Morgan, Georgia, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Georgia Route 45) and South Bermuda Street (County Route 153), on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Click for map. The marker stands on the south side of the Calhoun Courthouse square. Marker is in this post office area: Morgan GA 39866, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are
Calhoun County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
2. Calhoun County Courthouse
This courthouse, built in 1935 for $30,000, is the third on the site, the previous two having been destroyed by fires.
within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hernando DeSoto in Georgia (approx. 10.1 miles away); Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp (approx. 12.4 miles away); General Andrew Jackson (approx. 14.5 miles away); Old Herod Town (approx. 14.6 miles away).
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentNotable PersonsPolitical Subdivisions
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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