History of Calhoun County

History of Calhoun County

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FLORIDA WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION EXCHANGE BUILDING
JACKSONVILLE
Marianna, Florida
March 16, 1937
Mrs. Virginia Maxwell
Edit. Supv., HR & SAS
Jacksonville, Florida
Dear Mrs. Maxwell:
I offer the following information in regard to the formation of Calhoun County.  
Calhoun County was created in Jan. 1835, County records were destroyed in a Court House fire of 1862. No reliable information has been obtained about the formation of the first government, though it is said that the first meeting of the County Commissioners took place in St. Joseph in 1838. The first court house was built at Abe Spring, but the date is unknown.  
Yours truly,
(S) Alvirda Johnston
Dist. Supv. HR & SAS
aj-ac 

Source

State Library of Florida, WPA - Historical Records Survey, County Histories

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Brief history of Calhoun County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.

Note to Researchers: Though the WPA field workers included extensive citations for the factual information contained in these county histories, it should be noted that these historical narratives were produced in the 1930s by federal government employees, and might reflect the inherent social biases of the era.