Calhoun

Calhoun County lies between Columbia and Charleston. The area is widely popular with the locomotive and logistical industries due to its proximity to major interstates.

Calhoun County lies between Columbia and Charleston. The area is widely popular with the locomotive and logistical industries due to its proximity to major interstates. The county is also home to the Congaree River, Lake Marion, and a number of hiking trails. St. Matthews serves as its county seat.

The county resulted from the combination of various lands within Lexington and Orangeburg counties in 1908. John C. Calhoun, the county’s namesake, “served as United States vice president, secretary of state and of war, and senator.” It boasts a rich Revolutionary War history. 

Recreation and Tourism. Accessed June 01, 2016.

Welcome to Calhoun County. Accessed June 01, 2016.
 

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L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 1
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 1

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L. Marion Gressette was born in Calhoun County in 1902, near St. Matthews. Sen. Gressette fills many roles, such as a Baptist, Mason, member of Phi Kappa Phi fraternity, a fellow in the American...
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 3 | Profile
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 3 | Profile

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In this segment, Jim Welch interviews L. Marion Gressette about his thoughts on the building dedication ceremony, and what Gressette believes were his greatest achievements and disappointments in his...
Francis Beidler Forest | 27:Fifty
Francis Beidler Forest | 27:Fifty

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A trip through Francis Beidler Forest and an up-close look at its wild creatures. The National Audubon Society and the Nature Conservancy teamed up to preserve about six-thousand acres. The Forest...
Lighthouses | History Of SC Slide Collection
Lighthouses | History Of SC Slide Collection

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Shipping traffic moving in and out of the harbors along the Carolina coast depended upon a series of lighthouses to guide them through sometimes narrow and treacherous channels in the complicated...