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Welcome to Calhoun ...

The city of Calhoun is located in Gordon County<1> and is the County Seat for Gordon County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Calhoun has a population of 17,226 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Calhoun.

Calhoun is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Calhoun lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Calhoun (for example, toward Mentone (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Telephone area codes for Calhoun: (706) and (762)<4>

The ZIP codes for Calhoun: 30701, 30703<5>

Websites for Calhoun ...

Official Website:   www.cityofcalhoun-ga.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.gordonchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Calhoun had an population of 17,226 people. This is an increase of 10.07% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Calhoun had a population of 15,650 people (or 28.36% of the total population of Gordon County). This makes Calhoun the county's most populous community.

The population of Calhoun represents 0.16% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 51st most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Calhoun.

Communities Also Named Calhoun ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Calhoun - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Calhoun.

Communities near Calhoun ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Calhoun.

  • Dalton [Whitfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalton
    • Dalton [Whitfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Calhoun
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,368 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dalton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dalton<7>
  • Villanow [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villanow
    • Villanow [Walker County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Calhoun
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,058 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villanow
  • Buff [Gordon County] - Historic
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    • Buff [Gordon County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Calhoun
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buff have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Adairsville [Bartow County]
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    • Adairsville [Bartow County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Calhoun
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,053 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adairsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adairsville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Soapstick [Gordon County]
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      • Soapstick [Gordon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Calhoun
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,544 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soapstick have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soapstick
    • Sonoraville [Gordon County]
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      • Sonoraville [Gordon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Calhoun
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sonoraville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sonoraville
    • Union Point [Whitfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Point
      • Union Point [Whitfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Calhoun
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Point
    • McCallie [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCallie
      • McCallie [Bartow County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Calhoun
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCallie have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCallie
    • Fairmount [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmount
      • Fairmount [Gordon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Calhoun
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmount<7>
    • Kingston [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
      • Kingston [Bartow County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Calhoun
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 740 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Calhoun. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Calhoun.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Calhoun. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Calhoun.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Calhoun. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Calhoun.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Calhoun ...

Looking for more information about Calhoun? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Calhoun, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Calhoun.

Adding Calhoun to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Calhoun in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Calhoun was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1855.

We also found Calhoun in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Calhoun on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun: www.cityofcalhoun-ga.com/

The official website for Gordon County: www.gordoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Gordon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Calhoun.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Calhoun - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Calhoun). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Calhoun or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Calhoun) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Calhoun. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CalhounOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calhoun. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5026, Longitude: -84.9513    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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