Calhoun County

Calhoun County

McClellan Senior Living is located in the heart of Calhoun County, Alabama. The county is located in northeastern Alabama and was initially named Benton County after Thomas Hart Benton. The county borders the Coosa River and is made up of 611 square miles. With a total population of fewer than 115,000 people, the county is known by visitors for being small, quaint, and inviting. Anniston, Jacksonville, Piedmont, and Oxford are a few of the larger cities that are widely known in the area.

Today, Calhoun County features several cities with rich histories, shopping areas, landmarks, parks, and welcoming environments. The county frequently hosts parades, expositions, and county fairs that celebrate the rich history of the area and offer exciting activities for residents and visitors to participate in.

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Fort McClellan History

The History of Fort McClellan

Originally called Camp McClellan, Fort McClellan is a historical landmark located on the outskirts of Anniston, Alabama. Although the fort is not used for military purposes any longer, it was once home to almost 500,000 U.S. Army soldiers in World War II! In 2009, an act was signed that allowed the fort to be repurposed for other uses and the area has been transformed into a beautiful, relaxing community.

The Fort McClellan area is home to a variety of historical learning opportunities and also features the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge, established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2003. Portions of the refuge are open to the public and allow tourists to observe wildlife, hike, and take photos, and volunteer opportunities available for those who would like to contribute to the development of the refuge.

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For more information, you can visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website.

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