Calhoun in McLean County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
County Named / Calhoun
For Judge Alney McLean, lawyer and politician. Established in 1854, from parts of Daviess, Ohio, and Muhlenberg Counties. Solomon Rhoads and James Inman settled in 1788. First county officers were: Sanders Eaves, judge; Alfred Tanner, clerk; Henry Griffith, sheriff; Frank McLean, county attorney; Jacob Davis, surveyor; James Hinton, jailer. See over.
Named for John Calhoun, circuit judge, Congressman, 1835 to 1839. Formed in 1784 as Rhoadsville, it became known as Fort Vienna, 1785, when Solomon Rhoads built a fort here. Boyhood home of the builder and master of "My Old Kentucky Home," Senator John Rowan, Esq. Calhoun incorporated, 1852. Made county seat, 1854. Called "Capital of Green River Country." See over.
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1123.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 32.239′ N, 87° 15.492′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Kentucky, in McLean County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Kentucky Route 81 at milepost 12) and 2nd Street, on the right Touch for map. Located on the McLean County Courthouse lawn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 Main Street, Calhoun KY 42327, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forrest Reconnoitered (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Calhoun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Calhoun Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); McLean County War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charles Hansford / Charles Hansford (1759-1850) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union Camp Site / McLean County Recruits, Co. D 35 Regt. KY. Vol. Mounted Inf. (approx. 5.9 miles away); Livermore Bridge (approx. 7.7 miles away); William Worthington (1761-1848) (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
Also see . . . Explore Kentucky history on McLean County. (Submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
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