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Forsyth County Georgia HistoryForsyth County, Georgia was created in 1832 from parts of the original Cherokee Country. It was named for John Forsyth, Governor of Georgia from 1827-1829, and Secretary of State under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. The County seat is Cumming, which boasts a number of recreational highlights such as Bald Ridge Creek Park, Sawnee Park, and Shady Grove Park. The County itself also has the historical Mill Covered Bridge built in 1906, which spans Settendown Creek, and several Indian archaeological sites. The Settles Home, also in Forsyth County, Georgia, is considered to be the oldest home in the county and is under consideration to be listed as a historic landmark.
Much of the eastern border of Forsyth County lies on the shores of Lake Sidney Lanier, one of the busiest recreational bodies of water in the nation with 200 miles of shoreline. Created in the 1950s with the impoundment of the Chattahoochee River at Buford Dam, the lake has accelerated the growth of the county, as well as provided recreational enjoyment for many throughout north Georgia.
Forsyth County Georgia Real EstateForsyth County has been ranked by the U.S. Census as the fastest growing county in Georgia and one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S. The County maintains a large percentage of new homeowners due to suburban sprawl and skyrocketing housing prices in neighboring Fulton County. Therefore, Forsyth County, Georgia real estate must meet the demands of a large number of affluent professionals migrating to the area. Forsyth County, Georgia real estate includes many new subdivisions with elegant and world class golf courses.
Forsyth County, Georgia real estate is also bolstered by the public school system – a technologically-advanced system that places a heavy emphasis on being on the cutting edge of new technology and methods of teaching.
As you can see, Forsyth County has a rich heritage and an exciting future. If you'd like more information about purchasing a home or land in Forsyth County, give Chris McCall a call today - (770) 297-2401 or drop us an email.