Calhoun, Tennessee

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Calhoun is a town in McMinn County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 496 at the 2000 census.



Calhoun is located at 35°17′45″N 84°44′53″W / 35.29583°N 84.74806°W / 35.29583; -84.74806 (35.295712, -84.748027)[3]. The town is situated along the north bank of the Hiwassee River, which flows down from the Appalachian Mountains to the east and empties into the Chickamauga Lake impoundment of the Tennessee River a few miles to the west. The river forms the boundary between McMinn County and Bradley County. The town of Charleston is located across the river to the south, on the Bradley County side.

Calhoun is centered around the junction of U.S. Route 11, which connects the town to Athens, Tennessee to the north and Charleston and Cleveland to the south, and State Route 163 (Bowater Road), which connects Calhoun to U.S. Route 411 in Delano to the east and Interstate 75 and Meigs County to the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (4.67%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 496 people, 205 households, and 148 families residing in the town. The population density was 486.4 people per square mile (187.8/km²). There were 225 housing units at an average density of 220.6/sq mi (85.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.78% White, 0.81% African American, 1.01% Asian, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.43% of the population.

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