Cumming, the county seat of Forsyth County, was established in 1834. The city is said to be named either for Colonel William Cumming of Augusta, a prominent lawyer, or by local Cherokees for Sir Alexander Cumming of England, who settled in America in 1729 and became a Cherokee leader.
There are a number of campgrounds in the city including Bald Ridge Creek Park, Sawnee Park and Shady Grove Park. Also located near Cumming is the historical Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1906, which spans Settendown Creek.
The Lanierland Music Park provides visitors with top name country music entertainment from early summer to late fall.
Forsyth County Schools serves over 28,000 students and is the largest employer in the county with over 3,500 full-time employees and 1,000 substitutes. Currently, we are home to 27 schools, sixteen elementary, six middle, three high schools, as well as one alternative school for middle and high school students, and a charter non-traditional high school.
We will be opening four new schools in August 2007 - West Forsyth High, Little Mill Middle, Piney Grove Middle and Johns Creek Elementary. Additionally, we will open a large addition to North Forsyth High. Whitlow Elementary School is planned to open in 2008 as well as four new schools in 2009 - Lambert High, Lakeside Middle, Haw Creek Middle and another unnamed elementary school. Ten additional new schools are needed between 2010 and 2013, bringing the projected enrollment to over 50,000 students.
Whether you were born in Forsyth County, relocated to our community or looking to call Forsyth County your new home, we welcome the opportunity for you and your family to become part of Forsyth County Schools growing family.