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Calhoun County was founded in 1846. The
county is named for John Caldwell Calhoun, the seventh vice president of the
As of 2010, the population of Calhoun
County is 21,381.
Calhoun County receives annual rainfall
averages of 40 inches. Several historic storms affected the area. The City of
Indianola, the former seat of the county courthouse, was washed away in the 1886
hurricane. The foundation of the court house is still visible during low tide.
Hurricane Carla, in September 1961, caused extensive damage in the county when
the eye passed through. The county was also affected by Hurricane Alex in June
2010. Tropical storm warnings and tornado watches were issued for the area
Calhoun County entered the regular
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in March 1971.
For more helpful information, look underResources and Related Links.
For mapping questions, contact the FEMA Mapping Information eXchange (FMIX) – 1-877-336-2627.
Coastal Barrier Resources Systems are identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and can be viewed here.
For flood insurance questions, call the NFIP Hotline - 1-800-621-3362.(press 2 for insurance)