InventureIT Computer Services near Calhoun, Georgia

InventureIT provides computer services in the city of Calhoun, Georgia.  The city of Calhoun, Georgia is home to 15,000 people and is the county seat of Gordon county.  Calhoun is located twenty-five minutes south of Dalton, Georgia and forty-five minutes south of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

About Calhoun, Georgia

The Cherokee Nation included Calhoun (including New Echota, capital of the Cherokee Nation) until December 29, 1835. Cherokee leaders such as The Ridge and William Hicks developed numerous productive farms in the fertile Oothcaloga Valley. When the Cherokee refused to give up the remainder of their lands under the Indian Removal Act, after years of land cessions to the United States for white settlers in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee, President Andrew Jackson sent US troops to the northern region of Georgia to force most of the tribe to move to Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River, most notably present-day Oklahoma.

In December 1827, Georgia had already claimed the Cherokee lands that became Gordon County and other counties. A small town called “Dawsonville” was created and founded in the Gordon County, named for the owner of an early general store. Dawsonville was later renamed “Calhoun” to honor U.S. Senator John C. Calhoun, following his death in 1850.

On January 5, 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union as a prelude to the American Civil War. Calhounians joined the Confederacy. Most warfare took place elsewhere, but on May 16, 1864, Calhoun was near where the Union General William Tecumseh Sherman and Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston postured before the Battle of Adairsville during Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign. Oakleigh, the home of Dr. Wall, was used by Sherman as his headquarters at that time.

A tornado on March 20, 1888, leveled much of Calhoun. A devastating fire on October 23 of that year destroyed most of what remained.