Take a walk down Main Street!
In October of 2018, Calhoun County was in the direct path of the Category 5 Hurricane Michael. The area was devastated. We are now in the process of rebuilding, and building back better. We invite you to be part of our comeback story.
Calhoun County boasts a warm community with small town appeal, nestled in the heart of Northwest Florida. It is located less than an hour away from three metropolitan areas - Tallahassee and Panama City, Florida and Dothan, Alabama - and yet still retains its rural charm.
Calhoun County: A Natural Way of Life
Calhoun County takes pride in its abundant natural resources, which provide the source for hunting, fishing, swimming, and boating. The Apalachicola River and the Chipola River are both on the Florida Paddling Trail, and the Blountstown Greenway Bike Path is designated as a part of the Florida National Scenic Trail.
The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, is actively encouraging economic development projects that would strengthen the County’s economy and provide employment for its workforce.
Public education in Calhoun County continues to be a top priority for its citizens and government leaders. Calhoun County educators and administrators place a great emphasis on statewide testing ensuring top placement by Calhoun County schools in state ranking year after year. In 2012, Calhoun County was the ONLY district in the state in which each school received an “A” grade. In 2015, Calhoun County continued to be the district with the highest percentage of “A” schools in the state. The trend of high ranking performance continued through 2019.
Chipola College, Haney Vocational Technical, Gulf Coast Community College and Tallahassee Community College are all within thirty to sixty minutes away and are ready and willing to implement any specialized programs or curriculums needed to encourage the location of high quality industry in Calhoun County.
In addition, Calhoun County boasts one of the lowest crime rates in Florida. Law enforcement, emergency management, and first response operations work closely together to make community safety a top priority.
The Board of Commissioners and the Chamber of Commerce stand ready and available to assist with the location of new industry. In Calhoun County you will find friendly, productive people with “down-home” southern charm, sparkling rivers teeming with life, and a community that will welcome you with open arms.
A local education system from pre-school to high school prepares our children for the nearby major colleges and universities. Calhoun County Schools rank among the best in the state. We are proud to have quality teachers and facilities to be proud of.
You may click to visit each school's website, or visit the District Web Site.
Calhoun County also offers excellent healthcare for all ages. Calhoun-Liberty Hospital serves the surrounding areas of Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf and Jackson counties. The facility is State licensed for 36 beds and offers a large number of services to the area. The nursing homes offer our community a total of 242 beds for long term care and rehabilitation facilities.
The Hospital offers a wide scale of services to the communities such as:
- 24 Hour Emergency Room 24 Hour Emergency Medical Services
- 24 Hour Respiratory Services 24 Hour Laboratory and Radiological Services
- Hospitalist Coverage
- Outpatient Services
- Rehabilitation Services
- Primary Care Clinic
- Accountable Care Organization