A Tucked Away Piece of Southern Charm
With only one city and one town, it’s easy to see how you might find some serious solitude in Calhoun County. But don’t let its small population of just under 15,000 fool you. There’s plenty of things to help you enjoy a peaceful life in Blountstown — from a historic railroad park to a pioneer settlement. The county’s Southern charm also offers a welcoming space for trail exploration or a day kayaking, rafting, snorkeling or canoeing on the Chipola River.
- Historic Settlements
- Quality of Life
A Breath of Fresh Air
Whether you’re easing down the pristine Chipola River on a raft or taking a stroll along the 3 ½ mile Greenway Trail, Calhoun County is a place where you can get away from the hustle of beach city life. The Greenway trail is a staple within the county, leading hikers through woods, swamp land and ending all the way at the Apalachicola River.
History in the Making
A main draw of Calhoun County is Blountstown’s Panhandle Pioneers Settlement. The village includes 18 historic structures that were built between 1820 and 1942 and allows guests to learn what daily life was like for settlers in the area. M&B Railroad Memorial Park marks one of the trailheads for the Greenway Trail and is the site of a steam locomotive and a caboose car. The 29-mile line transported lumber, agricultural products, mail, and goods.
A Sweet Deal
There’s no question about it — Calhoun County offers quality, small town living. Move to Blountstown, Altha, or any of the 26 unincorporated communities in the county and watch your expenses drop by an average of 20%. The Calhoun County school district provides excellent education for K-12 students in Blountstown, Altha and Clarksville.
While relaxing on the weekend, satisfy your sweet tooth with some deliciously sweet ice cream at Ocheesee Creamery or visit the friendly Panhandle Pioneers Settlement. Calhoun County offers a chance to become a part of a close-knit and easy-going community.
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