Cumming in Forsyth County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Colonel William Cumming
A series of duels in 1822 with Senator George McDuffie of South Carolina received nationwide attention and illuminated the larger political controversy between proponents of states’ rights (Cumming) and those favoring a strong central government
Erected 1962 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 058-3.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe, the Former U.S. Presidents: #11 James K. Polk, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1899.
Location. 34° 12.392′ N, 84° 8.368′ W. Marker is in Cumming, Georgia, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Veterans Memorial Boulevard (Georgia Route 9) south of Main Street (Georgia Route 20), on the right when traveling south. The marker stands in front of the Forsyth County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Statehouse Square, Cumming GA 30040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forsyth County (here, next to this marker); Lynching in America / Lynching in Forsyth County (within shouting distance of this marker); Forsyth County Courthouse Cornerstone Removed (within shouting distance of this marker); Forsyth County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumming School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cumming Historic CemeteryOld Federal Road (approx. 5 miles away); Fowler Family Farm (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumming.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,285 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 25, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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