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Calhoun County, West Virginia

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Calhoun County, West Virginia


History
Calhoun County was created 5 March 1856 from Gilmer County and is named for John C. Calhoun, eminent statesman of South Carolina. The first recorded permanent settler in the county, Phillip Starcher, arrived in 1810 and built a cabin near present Arnoldsburg. Calhoun’s Moccasin Rangers, a notorious Confederate guerrilla band, controlled much of west-central West Virginia in 1861 and 1862.[1]

Government Offices
Calhoun County Courthouse [2]
PO Box 230
Grantsville, WV 26147
Phone: 304-354-6725
Fax: 304-354-6880

Geography
Little Kanawha River bisects Calhoun County in the north. It is still a more remote area in West Virginia. [1]

Adjacent counties

  • Ritchie County (north)
  • Gilmer County (east)
  • Braxton County (southeast)
  • Clay County (south)
  • Roane County (west)
  • Wirt County (northwest)

Protected areas

Demographics

  • Total; 281 sq miles
  • Land: 279 sq miles
  • Water: 1.4 sq miles
  • Population (est.) 2015 : 7,470

Cities
Adam / Altizer / Annamoriah / Arnoldsburg / Ayers / Beech / Big Springs / Bigbend / Cabot Station / Chloe / Cremo / Dodrill / Douglas / Euclid / Five Forks / Freed / Hathaway / Hattie / Henrietta / Hur / Joker / Leatherbark / Liberty Hill / Millstone / Milo / Minnora / Mount Zion / Mudfork / Nicut / Nobe / Oka / Orma / Pink / Pleasant Hill / Purdy / Rhoda / Richardson / Russet / Sand Ridge / Stinson / Sycamore / White Pine / Grantsville (County Seat)[2]

Formed From
Gilmer County on 5 March 1856

Resources

Census

  • 2000 United States Census: There were 7,582 people, 3,071 households, and 2,201 families residing in the county. The median income for a household in the county was $21,578, and the median income for a family was $26,701.
  • 2010 United States Census: There were 7,627 people, 3,268 households, and 2,178 families residing in the county. The median income for a household in the county was $26,922 and the median income for a family was $34,897.[1]

Notables

Land Grants

  • Stumptown Wildlife Management Area

Cemeteries
Calhoun County Cemeteries

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wikipedia contributors, "Calhoun County, West Virginia," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, [1] (accessed October 5, 2017).
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Calhoun County, West Virginia"-West Virginia Counties-West Virginia.gov online resources Copyright © 2017 [2](acsessed 22 Sugust2017)




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