Introduction to Calhoun, Georgia
The area on which Calhoun exists today originally belonged to the Cherokee Native Americans. The Cherokees were forced to move to Oklahoma by the U.S. Army. The land was then claimed by Georgia and became Gordon County. A small town, Dawsonville, was established in Gordon County. It was later renamed after Senator John C. Calhoun. Calhoun was incorporated in January, 1852.
Calhoun and nearby Attractions
- Fields Ferry Golf Course
- Harris Arts Center
- BB & T City Park
- Chieftains Museum
- New Echota Cherokee Capital State Historic Site
- Fort Mountain State Park
Things To Do In Calhoun
The Harris Arts Center houses the Roland Hayes Museum. Along with the Gordon County Historical Society, it has an excellent collection of items from the Civil War. The Gordon County Historical Society is also home to one of the largest collection of dolls in Georgia. The Resaca Battlefield is another historically significant site. Apart from holiday celebrations, the city hosts regular concerts during the summer months, as well as street festivals in the fall and spring.
Air transportation is available from Hartsfield Atlanta International.
Calhoun Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Kennesaw State University, the University Of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Lee University and Cleveland State Community College.