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Calhoun County ILGenWeb is a free genealogical site about the history of the county. We hope you find helpful clues for your research of ancestors and relatives of the county.

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County Coordinator: Norma Hass

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County Formation

Calhoun County was created in January 10, 1825. It was previously a portion of Pike County - "all that tract of country betwen the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers south of the line between townships 7 and 8 south." Located at the tip of the peninsula formed by the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, Calhoun County is almost completely surrounded by water. Hardin is the county seat.

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