Calhoun County is named for John C Calhoun, who was a United States statesman and Vice President.
Created: January 26, 1838
St. Joseph ( Gulf ) 1838 – 1839
Iola ( Gulf ) 1839 – 1848
Abe Spring Bluff 1848 – 1880
Blountstown 1880 – present
County Courthouse – Blountstown
Location: 425 Central Avenue East / Veterans Street
Built: 1972 – 1973
Architect: Charles A Gaskin
Contractor: Dyson Construction Company
Description: The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds and the north front has a projecting porch supported by six high pillars rising to a wide header at the roof line. The entrance and windows above form a glass wall within the porch area. A wide brown colored horizontal band runs along the flat roof line. The courtroom is located on the south side of the second story.
Old County Courthouse – Blountstown
Location: 314 Central Avenue East / Cayson Street
Built: 1904 – 1905
Style: Romanesque Revival
Architect: Benjamin Bosworth Smith and the Frank Lockwood
Contractor: Dobson & Archillus
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and the south front has a projecting center section with arched entrance and recessed doorway on the first story. The center section rises to a peal above the roof line. The building has a west wing. The roof is hipped. The former courtrroom was located on the second story.
Note: The first courthouse was built in Abe Springs Bluff in 1848.
N – Jackson County
E – Liberty County
S – Gulf County
W – Bay County
Old County Courthouse
Photos taken 2009 and 2018