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  • Renovation of the Sherrill House
  • Diana's Chapel Cemetery Project

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Historical Society of Forsyth Co.
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Cumming, GA 30028
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Come Visit With Us

The Headquarters of the Historical Society of Forsyth County is housed in the Cumming Public School. We are open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mondays thru Thursdays and closed for observed holidays.
Physical Address: 101 School St., Cumming, GA 30040.

Upcoming Events


2016 Meeting Schedule

The following is the meeting schedule for 2016. All meeting start at 7:00PM and are held in the Cumming Old School unless otherwise noted. Please mark your calendar:

  • January - No meeting scheduled due to proximity to holidays
  • Tuesday, February 2 - John Salter - Mitochondrial & Autosomal DNA
  • Tuesday, March 1 - George Pirkle - The British Connection
  • Tuesday, April 5 - John Salter - DNA - How to use it for Genealogy
  • Tuesday, May 3 - George Pirkle - Local History
  • Tuesday, June 7 - Annual Picnic - Fowler House
  • July - No meeting scheduled due to proximity to July 4th
  • Tuesday, August 2 - Local Antiques Roadshow - Bring your treasured possessions!
  • Tuesday, September 6 - James Lane - Celts
  • Tuesday, October 4 - George Pirkle - Old Photos Time
  • Tuesday, November 1 - Speaker to be announced
  • Tuesday, December 6 - Annual Christmas Dinner and Installation of 2017 Officers - Location to be determined


Fowler House

The Fowler House is open to visitors on the third Saturday of each month. Come by and see how farm life was like in days gone by. The Fowler House is on Highway 9 next to Fowler Park (look for the historic marker next to the road). Entrance is free.

Heritage Book of Forsyth County 1832-2011

The long-awaited reprint is now available!
This book contains loads of Family and Stories of local history and interest. It makes a great present for birthdays or Christmas. Please call for shipping charges.

See other gift ideas on this page and our Publications for Purchase page.



Fundraiser for Frogtown-Hightower Community Preservation Project.

The Historical Society of Forsyth County is continuing its fundraising efforts for the Frogtown-Hightower Community Preservation Project. In the 1830's, Joshua Buffington was a tavernkeeper on the Old Federal Road. He was the son of Thomas Buffington and Mary Ann "Polly" Daniel. In honor and memory of Joshua Buffington, the historical society will be selling Buffy Bear for only $19.99. This cute, curly bear will make a great gift for children and adults. Please support our efforts to preserve the Sherrill House on the Old Federal Road and to purchase historical signs for the Frogtown-Hightower Community. Support preservation of local historical sites by buying Buffy Bear today. For more information, call 678-455-7260 or email myrareidy@live.com.



Forsyth County, Georgia, Cemeteries Book

John Salter, historian and genealogist, recently published his latest book entitled Forsyth County, Georgia, Cemeteries. This book contains more than 23,000 inscription from more than 90 cemeteries in Forsyth County, Georgia. It contains 663 pages including 114 pages of "everyname" index. The price of the book which includes packaging, shipping and taxes are Standard - $60.00 and  Libraries & non-profit organizations - $50.00. Books are available for purchase at the Historical Society's Headquarters. For more information, visit http://www.gaancestors.com


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Thank you Robert for allowing us to use your beautiful pictures of Forsyth County!