Calhoun county is located in southwestern Illinois with its southernmost tip situated at the confluence of the Mississippi River
and the Illinois River
. The county is wholly contained between the two waterways.
The county is named for John C. Calhoun who was a lawyer and statesman and served as Vice President of the U.S. under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. In addition he served under President John Tyler as the Secretary of State.
The county was formed in 1825 from land originally belonging to Pike County. Its county seat is Hardin and the county population on July 1, 1999, was 4,862, a decrease of 460 over the 1990 census.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
Additional information is available at these pages:
Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Hardin) Calhoun County
(Carrollton) Greene County
(Jerseyville) Jersey County
(Carlinville) Macoupin County
(Edwardsville) Madison County
(Pittsfield) Pike County
05/26 Coming to The Hardin area
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.
Farmington Strawberry Festival Farmington IA June14-16 Crafts, antiques, collectibles, games, and food booths are just a few of the things you will find lining the streets of the downtown area on these three days in June.
Western Illinois Fair Griggsville IL June26-30 Loads of fun for the whole family. Food, entertainment, rides, games, agricultural exhibits, animals, commercial vendors, kids activities, plus a whole lot more.