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Gordon County

Profile
Incorporated Date: 
February 13, 1850
Population: 
52,800
Total Area: 
355.2 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 580
Calhoun, GA 30703
Phone Number: 
(706) 629-3795
Fax Number: 
(706) 629-9516

Gordon County, created in 1850, took its land from Floyd and Bartow counties. William Washington Gordon lends his name to the area. The first Georgian to graduate from West Point and president of the Central Railroad and Banking Company, Gordon encouraged the state's development. Calhoun, the county seat, is named for Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina.