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.
Whether a first time home buyer or seasoned retiree, Oxford is a special place to live. Oxford’s mild climate allows participation in outdoor activities all year round, a big plus if golf or tennis is your game.
Residents will tell you that Oxford is a great place for families. Children attend award-winning schools and have opportunities to participate in a variety of after-school activities. With several athletic programs to choose from, it’s clear that children can experience a variety of activities while growing up in Oxford.
Compiled in 1921 by Thomas McAdory Owen, LL.D.
Post office and station at the crossing of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and the Southern Railway; in the northern suburbs of Anniston, 2 miles from the center of the city. It is one of the cotton-mill and iron-mining sections of the city of Anniston. Population: 1910-528. The locality was settled by the Hudgins family in the late thirties and for years was the terminus of the Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad, being the shipping station for the Oxford furnace. During the War, the Confederate Government operated both the railroad and the furnace, the iron being shipped to Selma to make “Ironclads” for the Confederacy.
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.
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.
World’s Largest Office Chair
635 Noble St. Anniston AL
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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!