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Historical Society of Cumming/Forsyth Co.
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Cumming, GA 30028
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Come Visit With Us - Please Note New Hours!

The Headquarters of the Historical Society of Cumming/Forsyth County is housed in the Cumming Public School. We are open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays or by appointment. If you would like to come and do research, please call ahead. We are closed for observed holidays.
Physical Address: 101 School St., Cumming, GA 30040.

Upcoming Events


2018 Meeting Schedule

The following is the meeting schedule for 2018. 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 6 - Robert David Coughlin - Lake Lanier
  • Tuesday, March 6 - Clark Otten - Sandy Springs - Sherman's Crossing
  • Tuesday, April 3 - Antiques Roadshow - Bring your Antiques and Oldies
  • Tuesday, May 1 - Field Trip: Salem Baptist Church
  • Tuesday, June 5 - Open House at Headquarters - Public are Welcome
  • July - No meeting scheduled due to proximity to July 4th
  • Tuesday, August 7 - TBD
  • Tuesday, September 4 - Annual Covered Dish at the Fowler House
  • Tuesday, October 2 - Hit a Brick Wall? - Share Family History
  • Tuesday, November 6 - Lamar Pruitt - Antique Collector on Castleberry Road
  • Tuesday, December 4 - Annual Holiday Dinner and Installation of 2019 Officers - Foster House


Fowler House

The Fowler House is open to visitors on the second 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 Cumming/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!