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Forsyth County Historical Markers

Forsyth County


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Forsyth County
  • Location: Forsyth County Courthouse Square, Cumming

FORSYTH COUNTY

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.

058-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956