My hometown is called Calhoun Falls, South Carolina. It is a town in Abbeville County, South Carolina.
History of Calhoun Falls, South Carolina
In 1891 Calhoun Falls was laid out. Cox Avenue was the first street envisioned as the heart of the town. The textile mill came later, in 1908. It changed hands and its looks over the years through expansion and renovation but as its heart it’s the same mill built by individuals that were investors in Anderson, South Carolina. Calhoun Falls has an old myth that John C. Calhoun once fell off his horse and that is how our town got its name. But it was actually from the brother in law James Edward Calhoun who owned a plantation called Millwood nearby. In 1908 the mill was …show more content…
For the demographic of Abbeville County
As of 2000, the population was 26,167 in the 2005 census estimate it placed the population at 26,133. There are 7,284 families in the county according to the 2000 census. The racial makeup of the county was 68.33% white and 30.29% black with Hispanics, Asians, and Pacific islanders accounting to the rest of the census. The population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the county was $32,635 and the median income for a family was $38,847.