Calhoun County is a county in the east central part of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 118,572. Its county seat is Anniston. Calhoun County is home to two major military installations, the now-decommissioned Fort McClellan and Anniston Army Depot.
Alexandria was first called Coffeeville, in honor of Gen. Coffee, who fought a battle with the Indians in 1813, 2 1/2 miles west of Alexandria. Later it was changed to the present name.
The locality was settled about 1834, or earlier. Among its prominent settlers and citizens have been Dr. Atkinson Pelham, Dr. John H. Vandiver, Col. John M. Crook, S. D. McClelen, Elisha McClelen, Robert A. McMillan, Daniel Crow, Jacob R. Green, Lewis D. Jones, Seaborn Whatley, Floyd Bush, Daniel Bush, Rev. J. J. D. Renfroe, and Frank Woodruff. “The Gallant Pelham,” son of Dr. Pelham, was born and reared near Alexandria.
Stringfellow Memorial Hospital
301 E 18th St
Anniston, AL 36207
The founder of the Stringfellow Memorial Hospital in Anniston, Alabama, Mary Stringfellow, was an organ player. The nurses say that if you are working the third shift, you can hear the organ being played in the chapel. But no one is there if you go and look. Stringfellow Memorial Hospital History & Hauntings
Anniston,Alabama is in Calhoun County. Visit the Calhoun County Alabama Main Page.
Mountain Longleaf NWR is located on the former military training lands of Fort McClellan. The mountains of the refuge, Choccolocco and the Talladega Mountains, are a part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the southernmost portions of the Appalachian Mountains.
The Victoria Inn, Anniston, Alabama
Additional Information From The Calhoun County Guide
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The Victoria Inn in Anniston, Alabama was once a beautiful mansion that has been transformed into one of the best places to stay in Anniston Alabama. It’s been converted into The Hotel Finial, a restaurant and hotel. Reports of the piano being played and footsteps in the main part of the building have scared more than a few visitors. Sometimes the glasses hanging in the bar clink, and a woman has been spotted on the upstairs landing. A real jewel of Alabama, the Victoria Inn is one of the top choices of travellers including famous celebrities.
World’s Largest Office Chair
635 Noble St. Anniston AL
CALHOUN COUNTY ALABAMA MAIN PAGE
Thirty-three feet tall and made of ten tons of steel, the world’s largest office chair.
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Medicinal & Edible Plants
Sept. 13, 2014
Calhoun County Alabama
$5 per person. Pre-registration required
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Dugger Mountain Wilderness
Join a Choccolocco Creek Naturalist to explore the fascinating habitat of this watershed. Presented by JSU Field Schools and Choccolocco Creek Watershed Alliance. Best suited for ages 14 to adult. Come prepared with your camera and questions!