Calhoun, GA


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Calhoun is a city in Gordon County, Georgia, United States. The population was 10,667 at the 2000 census. The city's rapid growth is evident as the population rose to 13,570 in 2005. The city is the county seat of Gordon County.
Calhoun is located at 34°30′0″N 84°56′33″W / 34.5°N 84.9425°W / 34.5; -84.9425 (34.499898, -84.942584), along the Oostanaula River. Calhoun is located along U.S. Interstate 75, approximately 70 miles (110 km) north of Atlanta, and 50 miles (80 km) south of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Calhoun was a part of the Cherokee Nation (including New Echota, capital of the Cherokee Nation) until December 29, 1835. When the Cherokees refused to give up their lands, the U.S. Army was sent by President Jackson to the northern region of Georgia to force them to move to Oklahoma (see more information on Trail of Tears).