Calhoun County is one of 11 Calhoun counties in the U.S. All of them are named for John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), senator from South Carolina and the seventh vice president of the U.S. (serving under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson).
Calhoun County (pop. 15,175) is South Carolina’s smallest county in size and third smallest in population.
The county seat is St. Matthews (pop. 2,021), the second-smallest county seat in the state.
The Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center opened in 1975.
Actress Viola Davis was born in St. Matthews in 1965.
The unincorporated community of Sandy Run hosts the semiannual U.S. Marine Corps Mud Run.
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