Calhoun, Kentucky

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Calhoun is a city in McLean County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 836 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of McLean County[1]. It is included in the Owensboro, Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is named for one-term Congressman John Calhoun.[2]



Calhoun is located at 37°32′19″N 87°15′34″W / 37.53861°N 87.25944°W / 37.53861; -87.25944 (37.538633, -87.259414)[3], on the Green River, the longest river entirely in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and is home to the Army Corps of Engineers' Lock and Dam #2.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.86%) is water.


The city was founded by Captain Henry Rhoads in 1788 as Rhoadsville, and was also known as Fort Vienna to protect a bend in the Green River[2]. It has been the county seat of McLean County since the county's formation in 1854.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 836 people, 357 households, and 210 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,231.1 people per square mile (474.7/km²). There were 395 housing units at an average density of 581.7/sq mi (224.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.80% White, 0.60% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.24% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

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