Calhoun County Illinois
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January 10, 1825
Named for John C. Calhoun, a lawyer and statesman, Representive in
Congress and United States Senator from South Carolina, Secretary of War under Monroe, Vice-President of the United
States, and Secretary of State under Tyler, and was recognized as the "Father of Nullification"
Calhoun County is located on a peninsula between the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.
The county seat is Hardin. Ferries are the major mode of transportation, and the county features many historic
sites and nature areas, including the Center for American Archaeology, the Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge,
and the Mississippi River State Fish and Wildlife Area.
Cities, Towns, and
Batchtown * Beechville * Belleview * Birch Island * Brussels * Centerville * Cliffdale * Conrad * Deer Plain * Gilead * Golden Eagle * Hamburg * Hardin * Hastings Landing * Kampsville * Kritesville * Marshall Landing * Meppen * Michael * Mozier * Mozier Landing * Star City * The Crossroads * Turner Landing * Winneberger
Belleview -Carlin -Crater -Gilead -Hamburg -Hardin -Point -Richwood
1825 - 1847: Gilead
1847: Hamburg (Temporary)
1847: Hardin (Present)
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