Place:Calhoun, Alabama, United States

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NameCalhoun
Alt namesBentonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Benton Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1029521
Calhounsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates33.75°N 85.85°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1832 - )
See alsoCleburne, Alabama, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Etowah, Alabama, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Calhoun County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of John C. Calhoun, famous member of the United States Senate from South Carolina. As of the 2010 census the population was 118,572. It is included in the Anniston-Oxford Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Anniston.

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History

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Benton County was established on December 18, 1832, named for Thomas Hart Benton, a member of the United States Senate from Missouri, with its county seat at Jacksonville. Benton, a slave owner, was a political ally of John C. Calhoun, another slaveholder and a U.S. senator from South Carolina. Through the 1820s-1840s, however, Benton's and Calhoun's political interests diverged, with Calhoun increasingly using secession as a weapon to maintain and expand slavery throughout the United States. Benton, on the other hand, was slowly coming to the conclusion that slavery was wrong and that preservation of the union was paramount. On January 29, 1858, Alabama supporters of slavery, objecting to Benton's change of heart, renamed Benton County as Calhoun County. The county seat was moved to Anniston after years of controversy and a State Supreme Court ruling in June 1900. An F4 tornado struck here on Palm Sunday March 27, 1994. It destroyed Piedmont's Goshen United Methodist Church twelve minutes after the National Weather Service of Birmingham issued a tornado warning for northern Calhoun, southeastern Etowah, and southern Cherokee.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1832 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1832 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1834 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1835 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1891 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1919 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 14,260
1850 17,163
1860 21,539
1870 13,980
1880 19,591
1890 33,835
1900 34,874
1910 39,115
1920 47,822
1930 55,611
1940 63,319
1950 79,539
1960 95,878
1970 103,092
1980 119,761
1990 116,034

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