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Calhoun County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1856
Named: For John C. Calhoun, eminent statesman of South Carolina.
County Seat: Grantsville

Sources

Books

Calhoun County Centennial Corporation. Souvenir Program. Grantsville, West Virginia, Calhoun County Centennial Corporation, 1956.
975.429 C152 Pam.

Calhoun Historical and Genealogical Society. History of Calhoun County, West Virginia. Waynesville, North Carolina, Walsworth Publishing, 1990.
975.429 C152h.

Comstock, Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973.
975.4003 H259 v.3.

Dewees, Daniel S. Recollections of a Lifetime. [s.l.] Paula Spaudling and Gwen Gagne, 1997.
B D516 1997.

H. H. Hardesty and Company. Hardestry's Historical and Genealogical Encyclopedia. 1949.
Mi 49-15.

Knotts, Robert J and Stevens. Calhoun County in the Civil War. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1982.

Shaffer, Norma Knotts. Index to Hardesty's History of Calhoun County, West Virginia. Elyria, Ohio, Shaffer. Reprinted in Calhoun Chronicle, Grantsville, West Virginia, August 1967-August 1968.
975.429 H259.

Stevens, Robert E. Calhoun County in World War II. Grantsville, West Virginia, Calhoun Historical and Genealogical Society, 1986.

Newspaper Clippings

"Big Bend Was Lively Place Long Years Ago," Calhoun Chronicle, 6-6-1968.
"Calhoun County Ghost Story Forty Years Ago," Charleston Daily Mail, 12-27- 1925.
"Calhoun Seng Brought $2600 in 1845; Worth $60,000 Today," Times Record, 4-26- 1923.
"County Seat Debvate Costly for Calhoun," Parkersburg News, 3-9-1969.
"Do You Remember by Arling B. Stutler," Calhoun Chronicle, 12-12-1968.
"Early Days of Legion Post Here Are Recalled," Calhoun Chronicle, 4-10-1969.
"Fourth of July--In 1901 and 1921--In Calhoun County," 7-3-1975.
"Happenings in Years Gone By, Calhoun Co. People in 1860," Grantsville News, 5-16- 1967.
"Hardesty's History of Calhoun," Calhoun Chronicle, 8-31-1967.
"History of Calhoun County," Grantsville News, 4-26-1979.
"History of Calhoun County," Grantsville News, n.d.
"History of Calhoun County," Grantsville News, 11-16-1978.
"In Calhoun There's Little Hope of Reversing Economic Slide," Charleston Gazette, 6- 7-1992.
"Jennings Hathaway Store in Grantsville," Calhoun Chronicle, 1-12-1989.
"Jude Binder Follows Her Heart at Heartwood," Charleston Gazette, 6-30-1994.
"Life in Calhoun 100 Years Ago," Calhoun Chronicle, 5-12-1966.
"Many Changes in Grantsville During the Last Fifty Years," Calhoun Chronicle, 7-3- 1975.
"Molasses Making in Calhoun County in 1923," Times Record, 4-24-1975.
"Neighboring Calhoun County," Times Record, 7-24-1975.
"Oil Gas Concerns Paid 44 P.C. Taxes $1,125,00 to Calhoun Citizens in '25 ," Gazette, 6-11-1926.
"Old Copy of Paper Found," Calhoun Chronicle, 6-12-1884.
"Old Calhoun County Mystery man is a Witness," Times Record, 4-3-1924.
"Politics in Calhoun County," Calhoun Chronicle, 5-15-1975.
"Reconstruction 185-Year Old Home Gets New Life...," Parkersburg News, 11-30- 1997.
"Richardson Once Flourishing Isn't Even a Ghost Town," Calhoun Chronicle, 11-8- 1973.
"The Story of the Town of Minnora," Roane County Reporter, 12-6-1973.
"Town's Isolation Doesn't Perturb Calhoun Co.Seat's Residents," Daily Mail, 7-22- 1981.
"Umstead Recalls Life in Brooksville 50 Years Ago," Calhoun Chronicle, 7-19- 1973.
"Whiskey Sour Issue for Calhoun County ," Charleston Gazette, 6-20-1991.

Calhoun County Records on Microfilm

County History Resources

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