Forsyth County, Georgia
Metro Atlanta County Guide
If you are looking for rural charm and a progressive environment that also encompasses a large segment of Lake Lanier, then look no further than Forsyth County. Located 30 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, Forsyth County provides robust business, family and recreational environments.

For the 3rd consecutive year, Forsyth county has been the fastest growing county in America.

CREATED: December 3, 1832 by a legislative act.

NAMED FOR: John Forsyth, a Virginia born attorney who served Georgia as its Attorney General, Governor, Congressman, and Senator. John Forsyth also served as U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren.

TOTAL AREA: 247.4 square miles, 126th in size

TOTAL PUBLIC ROAD MILEAGE: 698 miles

POPULATION: 96,686, according to the 1999 Census Bureau estimates. (1990 population was 44,083. a 119.3% percent increase since 1990.)

POPULATION RANK: 24th largest county in Georgia.

AVERAGE AGE: 35

COUNTY SEAT: Cumming, GA

GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS: The Forsyth County Courthouse was built in 1979, the jail in 1977, the Administration Building in 1996.

PER CAPITA INCOME: $28,426, third highest in Georgia

STATE LEGISLATURE: Forsyth County is in the 48th and 49th State Senatorial Districts and the 28th and 85th State House Districts.

CONGRESS: Forsyth County is in the 9th U.S. Congressional District.

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