Calhoun County

By Zawad Quazi

About Calhoun

Calhoun County was founded in 1846. Named after John Caldwell Calhoun, the seventh vice president of the United States. The county seat is owned by Port Lavaca, and the population of this county (2012) is 21,609. Area of county is 1032 sq miles.

John Caldwell Calhoun

Calhoun was the seventh vice president of the USA, born in March 18, 1782 and died in March 31, 1850. Calhoun was part of the Great Triumvirate, along with his colleagues Daniel Webster, Henry Clay. In 1957, a Senate Committee selected Calhoun as one of the five greatest U.S senators.