Calhoun County


Established in 1865 and named for Ulysses Grant, the town became the county seat in 1869, replacing Arnoldsburg.

Population 2010 Census: 561
Median Age: 47.1 years

Courthouse: Completed 1940
Architect: Theodore T. Sansbury

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Formed: 1856
Named: For John C. Calhoun, eminent statesman of South Carolina.
County Seat: Grantsville
Land in Square Miles: 279.25
Population 2010 Census: 7,627
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 27.3

Primary Sources Online
First Meeting of Calhoun County Court
Minority Report on Calhoun County Seat Question
Calhoun County Seat Question: Rachel Cutlip vs. Sheriff of Calhoun County
1960 Presidential Campaign in Calhoun County

Percheron draft horses in Chloe, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Crafter Susan Kelleher of Arnoldsburg, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
Fight with Guerillas:The Moccasin Rangers, 1861
Exciting News From Calhoun County, 1862
The Reported Capture of Major Trimble and His Men, 1862
More Bushwhackers, 1862
Guerrillas Killed, 1864
Union Militia Rosters: Calhoun County
Calhoun County Union Militia Letters, Folder 6
Calhoun County Union Militia Letters, Folder 9

Photographs of Schools in Calhoun County

Secondary Sources Online
List of Calhoun County Legislators
After Thirteen Years Of Dispute Grantsville Became A County Seat

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Addie Duffield
Victor Hamilton
Ray Clarence Pettit
Bill W. Richardson
James Frances Settles
Darrell Charles West

Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History