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Cumming in Forsyth County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Forsyth County

 
 
Forsyth County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 24, 2010
1. Forsyth County Marker
Inscription. Forsyth County was created by Act of Dec. 3, 1832 from Cherokee County. It was named for Gov. John Forsyth (1780-1841), a native of Frederick Co., Va., a graduate of Princeton, and gifted Georgia lawyer. He was Attorney-General of Ga., Congressman, Senator, Minister to Spain, Governor, and Secretary of State under Presidents Jackson and Van Buren. First officers of Forsyth County, commissioned April 20, 1833, were: John Blaylock, Clerk of Superior Court; Thomas Burford, County Surveyor; Alston B. Wilborn, Coroner. Hubbard Barker was commissioned Sheriff, January 31, 1834.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 058-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 12.391′ N, 84° 8.369′ W. Marker is in Cumming, Georgia, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Veterans Memorial Boulevard (Georgia Route 9) 0 miles south of Main Street (Georgia Route 20), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the Forsyth County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Courthouse Square, Cumming GA 30040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker
Forsyth County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 24, 2010
2. Forsyth County Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Colonel William Cumming (here, next to this marker); Cumming School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cumming Historic Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 5 miles away); Fowler Family Farm (approx. 5.4 miles away); Poole's Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 8.3 miles away); Suwanee, Georgia 9/11 Memorial (approx. 11.2 miles away); B. F. Shirley Home (approx. 12.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cumming.
 
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Forsyth County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 24, 2010
3. Forsyth County Marker
Forsyth County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 24, 2010
4. Forsyth County Marker
The courthouse is in the background
Forsyth County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 24, 2010
5. Forsyth County Courthouse
The first two Forsyth County courthouses were destroyed by fire, in 1900 and 1973. The present courthouse was built in 1977. The marker stands just to the right of the main entrance.
 
 
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