Place:Calhoun, West Virginia, United States

NameCalhoun
Alt namesCalhounsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.833°N 81.117°W
Located inWest Virginia, United States     (1863 - )
Also located inVirginia, United States     (1856 - 1863)
See alsoGilmer, West Virginia, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)

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Calhoun County founded in 1856, is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,627. Its county seat is Grantsville. Calhoun County is named for South Carolina politician John C. Calhoun.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1856 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 2,502
1870 2,939
1880 6,072
1890 8,155
1900 10,266
1910 11,258
1920 10,268
1930 10,866
1940 12,455
1950 10,259
1960 7,948
1970 7,046
1980 8,250
1990 7,885

History

Transcription of Hardesty's Calhoun County History as typed by Linda Fluharty Cunningham: http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/hardhis.htm

This book was also transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer and published by the Calhoun County Chronicle Newspaper.

Research Tips

Links to Calhoun County Web Sites

West Virginia Vital Records Search Online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx This is not an index; it is the actual images online. This is not complete but the site is working to add more counties and images as they have time. Informative article about this Vital Research Records Project http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/vrrhandout.html

Calhoun County West Virginia GenWeb: http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/index.htm. This excellent site has many transcribed vital records; census, marriages, births, obits, bios etc.

Source:Weaver, Bob. Hur Herald, http://www.hurherald.com/ an online newspaper published from a wide spot in the road called Hur. This site has many searchable photos, obits, deaths, old stories transcribed from very early Calhoun Chronicle newspaper. A really neat site!--Janiejac 13:40, 19 January 2008 (EST)

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