Calhoun County is one of the few counties of the state not yet represented by a volume recounting its history. In 1876, John Lammy, a teacher and county official, delivered a speech at the Centennial celebration in Hardin. This speech was printed and it is sometimes referred to as the "Lammy History of Calhoun County". But it was only a thousand words in length and failed even to mention many of the important phases of the county's history.
The present account is written to give the general reader of the student of history a broad outline of the county's development. No attempt has been made to exhaust any phase of the subject. Some events are explained from the standpoint of cause and effect, while others are merely stated. But it is the hope of the writer that this account will serve as a basis for more complete studies by students of Calhoun history.
The writer wishes to thank the many teachers, ministers, editors, and others who sent information and material on many different subjects.
GEORGE W. CARPENTER
Chapter I. The Indians, the First Inhabitants
Chapter II. Early Explorers
Chapter III. Early Settlers
Chapter IV. The Formation of Calhoun County
Chapter V. Early Villages and Communities
Chapter VI. Population and Population Changes
Chapter VII. History of Calhoun Schools
Chapter VIII. History of Calhoun Churches
Chapter IX. Transportation and Industries
Chapter X. Social Life
Chapter XI. Calhoun County in Politics
Chapter XII. 1913-1933
Appendix. Important Dates in Early Calhoun History
Extracted 20 May 2017 by Norma Hass from 1934 History of Calhoun County
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