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Calhoun County, South Carolina

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  • Julia Mood Peterkin (1880 - 1961)
    Julia won the 1928 Pulitzer Prize for her novel Scarlet Sister Mary. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1929, Julia Mood Peterkin was the author of many novels depicting the Gullah language a...
  • Anne Leah Holman (1808 - 1885)
    Daughter of Jacob Wannamaker (1777–1834) and Mary Magdeline Miller (1780–1820).(link to father by Chet Walker)* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Mar 4 2020, 0:15:29 UTC
  • Adam Melchior Holman (1803 - 1861)
    Son of Melchior Holman (1763–1804) and Mary Keitt (b.1760). Grandson of Conrad Holman. Note: Based on St. Matthews Lutheran Church records his birth name was Adam Melchior Holman.(middle name by Larry)...
  • Pvt. (CSA), Capers William Holman (c.1830 - 1865)
    Capers W [C. W.] Holman. He was born about 1830 in Orangeburg District, SC. He lived in Butler County, AL before the Civil War started. He enlisted in the CSA, 17th Alabama Infantry Regiment as a priva...
  • John Holman, Sr. (1759 - 1821)

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Calhoun County was home to the Congaree Tribe. During the American Revolutionary War, Calhoun County was home to the famous Siege of Fort Motte.

Located in a rural upland area long devoted to cotton plantations, part of the Black Belt of the South, the county was formed in 1908 from portions of Lexington and Orangeburg counties. It is named for John C. Calhoun, the former U.S. Vice-President, Senator, Representative and cabinet member from South Carolina, although Calhoun was from nearby Abbeville, South Carolina.

Adjacent Counties

Towns & Communities

  • Cameron
  • Creston
  • Lone Star
  • Sandy Run
  • St. Matthews (County Seat)



List of Plantations

Col. J.A. Banks House

Col. Olin M. Dantzler House

Fort Motte

Haigler House

The David Houser House

Puritan Farm

The John Jacob Ulmer House