As the County seat of Gordon County, the City of Calhoun offers a safe and friendly small town atmosphere with award winning educational and athletic programs. Conveniently located just off Interstate 75, one hour north of Atlanta, Georgia and forty-five minutes south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, our unique community is perfect for a day trip, weekend get-away or to make your home.
History is an important part of our community. Just a couple of points of interest are the Roland Hayes Museum located at the Harris Arts Center and the Gordon County Historical Society, which contains items from the Civil War and one of the largest private doll collections in Georgia – both have made Downtown Calhoun their home.
While visiting Calhoun, be sure to take advantage of being centrally located to these State Historic Sites -The Resaca Battlefield, the site of an important battle during the Civil War; and, New Echota, the capitol of the Cherokee nation established in 1825. The museum and restored buildings help you understand the history and events that led to the “Trail of Tears”.
A National Main Street City, Calhoun also hosts many activities for its residents and visitors alike – from a free Summer Concert Series in the BB & T City Park and street festivals in the Spring and Fall to Fourth of July Fireworks and a Christmas Parade. Come visit us in beautiful Calhoun, Georgia. For local accommodation information visit Gordon County Chamber of Commerce.