Calhoun County, Alabama
|Calhoun County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 18, 1832
as Benton County
612 sq mi (1,585 km²)
608 sq mi (1,575 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.63%
184/sq mi (71/km²)
An F4 tornado struck here on Palm Sunday March 27, 1994. It destroyed Piedmont's Goshen United Methodist Church twelve minutes after the National Weather Service of Birmingham issued a tornado warning for northern Calhoun, southeastern Etowah, and southern Cherokee.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 612.32 square miles (1,585.9 km2). 608.46 square miles (1,575.9 km2) (or 99.37%) is land and 3.86 square miles (10.0 km2) (or 0.63%) is water.
Major highways [change]
Adjacent counties [change]
- Cherokee County, Alabama - northeast
- Cleburne County, Alabama - east
- Talladega County, Alabama - south
- St. Clair County, Alabama - west
- Etowah County, Alabama - northwest
National protected areas [change]
Cities and towns [change]
- Blue Mountain
- Hobson City
- Pleasant Valley
- Oxford (part - part of Oxford is in Talladega County)
- Piedmont (part - part of Piedmont is in Cherokee County)
- Webster's Chapel
- West End-Cobb Town
Places of interest [change]
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.