Forsyth County

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, it was Forsyth who negotiated the purchase of Florida. Cumming the county seat, is named for William Cumming of Augusta, a colonel in the War of 1812. He became an advocate of states' rights versus a strong central government.

Contact Information

Address 110 East Main Street, Suite 210, Cumming GA 30040
Telephone 770.781.2101
Fax 770.781.2199

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Forsyth County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 168060 (State Rank: 12)
Incorporated Millage Rage 3.834
Unincorporated Millage Rate 3.834
County Bond 1.196
School Maintenance/Operations 15.395
School Bond 1.418
Total Incorporated 21.843
Total Unincorporated 21.843


County Officials