Calhoun County is located in the panhandle of Florida in between Panama City and Tallahassee. The county, which is full of lush expanses, waterways, palm trees, and rolling hills, has a population of around 14,700. The county was created in 1838 from Franklin, Jackson, and Washington Counties. It would later be paired down further with the creation of the Gulf and Bay Counties. The county seat is Blountstown.

The county was named after a famous South Carolina Senator named John C. Calhoun who later became the 7th vice president. Calhoun County retains much of the old time southern charm that is found in its neighboring states. This southern culture, combined with Florida culture, makes for a wonderfully friendly and laid back community.

The natural beauty of the county draws many visitors each year, helping to boost the economy. The area is a melting pot of species. Nearly 130 rare species of plant and animal life can be found in the county’s 45 habitats. The county is also bordered on the east side by the Apalachicola River which is a favorite spot for locals to spend lazy weekends or holidays enjoying the sun and each others’ company.

There are many charming and unique communities to choose from in Calhoun County. With everything from life in the wide open countryside and smaller communities, to life in the larger city of Blountstown that has abundant shopping and educational opportunities, Calhoun offers something for everyone and is sure to charm.