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Courthouse - Circa 1930's
Calhoun county is
named in honor of John C. Calhoun, member of the
United States Senate from South Carolina. Its county
seat is Anniston. 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 slaveowner,
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.
Towns and Cities:
* Alexandria * Anniston* Blue
Mountain * Bynum*
Hobson City * Jacksonville * Ohatchee * Oxford (Part in
(Part in Cherokee County) * Saks * Weaver * West
End * Cobb Town *
Room at Anniston Library
THANKS TO OUR
Charles J "Chuck"
2014: Mil: Civil War: Southern Claims Commission
HOOPER, MITCHELL, MCCARTNEY, PALMER,
Marriage News; ROBERTS, DICKERSON,
WARE, WILLIAMS, HOUSTON, ALLEN, SMYRE, SMITH,
2014: Bio: CAMBRON - Transcribed by Kim
Memories and Obit: PEEBLES -
Submitted by Gwen Jackson
2014: Brick Walls: POSEY - Submitted by Fran
2014: History - Water Mills of Calhoun County in
2014: Bio: VANDIVER - Transcribed by Vicki
February 2014: Industry News:
Anniston Gold Mining Co
Cemeteries: Landers Cemetery, Dudley
Snow Cemetery, Lloyds Chapel
January 214: Obit: CLIFTON -
Submitted by Dorothy Clifton Bishop;
CLIFTON, GUNN - Submitted by Dorothy Clifton
ROBERTS - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson;
List of Known
Calhoun County Newspapers
Archived Website Updates -
2006 - 2013