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Forsyth County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 3, 1832
Population: 
168,060
Total Area: 
225.8 sq mi
Contact Information
110 East Main St., Suite 210
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone Number: 
(770) 781-2101
Fax Number: 
(770) 781-2199
Email Address: 

Forsyth County was another division of the original Cherokee County, this one created by legislative act in 1832. It is named for John Forsyth, attorney general of Georgia, member of both houses of Congress and U.S. secretary of state under Presidents Jackson and Van Buren. As minister to Spain, Forsyth negotiated the purchase of Florida. Cumming, the county seat, recognizes William Cumming of Augusta, a colonel in the War of 1812 and an advocate of states' rights.