Calhoun in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
This county was named for William Washington Gordon, of Savannah (1796-1842). The first Georgian to graduate at West Point, he entered the practice of law and was a pioneer in the railroad field in this State.
He was the founder and first President of the Central Railroad and Banking Company, now the Central of Georgia System.
Gordon county was created by act of the Georgia Legislature Feb. 13, 1850. Area 375 square miles. 1950 population 18,957.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-14.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 13, 1927.
Location. 34° 30.166′ N, 84° 57.061′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is on North Court Street just east of North Wall Street (Georgia Route 41), on the right when traveling east. Marker adjoins the Gordon Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calhoun Depot (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Calhoun Depot (about 700 feet away); Roland Hayes (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Richard Peters Plantation (approx. 2 miles away); Calhoun War Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sequoyah (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
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