Calhoun is the county seat of Gordon County, Georgia. After the census was taken in 2010, it was reported that Calhoun had a population just under 16,000. Prior to being established as its own city, Calhoun was inhabited by members of the Cherokee Nation. The city received its name from U.S. Senator John C. Calhoun following his death in the middle of the nineteenth century.
As of 2010, Calhoun’s population was 78% White, 17% Hispanic and less than 1% African-American (it’s worth noting that the city of Calhoun was a staunch supporter of Georgia’s decision to secede during the American Civil War). Calhoun’s median household income was just under $34,000 — $27,616 for men and $25,018 for women.
Culturally, Calhoun is home to the New Echota Historic Site, Mercer Air Museum, Premium Outlets of Calhoun, Roland Hayes Museum at the Harris Arts Center, and the Oakleigh/Gordon County Historical Society. In terms of education, the Calhoun City School District offers services to more than 2,600 students.
Notable residents include Elias Boudinot, Kris Durham, Dale Willis, Stand Waite, Sequoyah, William Thompson and Roland Hayes. The city is home to The Calhoun Times and Georgia Northwestern Technical College (formerly known as Coosa Valley Technical College).
The Calhoun Municipal Courthouse is located at 100 S. Piedmont Street in Calhoun, Georgia, 30701.