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Calhoun County Genealogy

Calhoun County was formed in 1908 from Lexington and Orangeburg Counties. The county was named for John C. Calhoun, who served as a Vice President of the United States, Secretary of State and Secretary of War and as a Senator from South Carolina. John C. Calhoun. The town of St. Matthews is the County seat and was founded in 1841. Calhoun County is also the location of Fort Motte. Fort Motte was the site of a Revolutionary War event where the British had taken control of the Motte Plantation House. Rebecca Motte assisted the Patriot soldiers in getting the British off their property at the cost of their home.

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Calhoun County Courthouse
Courthouse Annex, Suite 108
County Courthouse
Saint Matthews, SC 29135


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Cities and towns of Calhoun County:

Fort Motte
Hammond Crossroads
Lone Star
Saint Matthews (County Seat)

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