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.
During the Civil War, Cherokee County Alabama was a center of iron manufacturing. The famous Cherokee chief Pathkiller, who led the Cherokee in the Creek War of 1813-14, lived in Turkeytown, near the present-day town of Centre.
The area now known as Piedmont is a community that began in the early 1840’s. Located at the crossroads of two early post roads, tradition has it that a hollow stump was used by the mailman to deposit and pick up the mail. This point received the official name of “Hollow Stump.”