Calhoun Square, located on Abercorn Street, was laid out in 1851. It is the only Square in Savannah with all of its original buildings still around. Many of the homes built around Calhoun Square were built in the Greek Revival style. Calhoun Square has many notable buildings on it including the Massie School. Throughout its history Calhoun Square has served many purposes including a burial ground for slaves.
Calhoun Square was named for John C. Calhoun, a South Carolina statesman who, among other titles, served as Vice President John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.