Place:Calhoun, Iowa, United States

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NameCalhoun
Alt namesCalhounsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Foxsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCounty
Coordinates42.383°N 94.65°W
Located inIowa, United States     (1851 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 9,670 in the 2010 census, a decline from 11,115 in 2000.[1] Its county seat is Rockwell City.

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History

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Calhoun County was formed on January 15, 1851 from open land originally named Fox County. It was renamed in 1853 after the seventh US Vice President secessionist John C. Calhoun. When the tracks of the Illinois Central Railroad were laid through the county in 1870, the county seat was moved from Lake City to Rockwell City. The first train reached Rockwell City on August 7, 1882 and the population count doubled in the same year. The first courthouse, built of wood, burned to the ground in 1884 and the county government moved into a nearby hotel. In 1913, the current courthouse was built.

On July 6, 1893, Pomeroy was struck by a tornado that measured F5 on the Fujita scale. With a damage path wide and long, the tornado destroyed about 80% of the homes in Pomeroy. The tornado killed 71 people and injured 200.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1851 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1857 Marriage 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
1873 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 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
1860 147
1870 1,602
1880 5,595
1890 13,107
1900 18,569
1910 17,090
1920 17,783
1930 17,605
1940 17,584
1950 16,925
1960 15,923
1970 14,287
1980 13,542
1990 11,508

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