Calhoun County

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Calhoun County is named for John C Calhoun, who was a southern statesman and Vice Present of the United States.


Created:  January 10, 1825

County Seat:

Gilead       1825 – 1847

Hamburg   1847

Hardin       1847 – present


County Courthouse – Hardin


Location:  101 North Country Road / Main Street

Built:  1847 – 1848

Style:  Federal

Architect:  William D Hamilton

Contractor:  William D Hamilton


Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The southwest section is two stories with a small portico on the north side. The main entrance is on the west side of the east wing which has a small red colored brick tower with sloped roof and descending roof to the north to the peak of the east section. On the northwest is an open courthouse square. A two story addition was added on the south side in 1978 to 1979. The architect was V Hanner & Associates Architects Inc. of Wood River and the contractor was Jersey County Construction. On the north side is the old stone Jail.



N – Pike County

E – Greene County and Jersey County

S – St. Charles County, Missouri

W – St. Charles County, Missouri, Lincoln County, Missouri and Pike County, Missouri














Photos taken 2007 and 2012