Cumming is a City inside of Forsyth County and is part of the Atlanta Metropolitan area, and it’s latitude longitude coordinates are 34.20357° N, -84.13994° E. It is approximately 39 miles northeast of Downtown Atlanta. Cumming is also the county seat of Forsyth County. The city was named in tribute to Col. William Cumming who participated in the War of 1812.
The area was originally settled by the Cherokee Indians. The Cherokee lived alongside white settlers until gold was discovered in North Georgia in 1828. In 1865 the Treaty Of New Echota was signed that forced the Cherokee to move to the Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River. This migration of the Indians is known as the infamous Trail of Tears.
The territory was then formed in Cherokee County in 1831, and the split into several counties including Forsyth County in 1832. In 1833 the city of Cumming was formed from 2 separate 40 acre land lots.
During the 1830’s and 1840’s Cumming prospered from the gold mining industry. Many local business were formed to meet the needs of the miners. It was short lived though because of the California Gold Rush in 1849 that put the city into an economic depression.
In the early 1900’s Cumming was plagued with racial conflict, and in 1912 Governor Brown sent state militia to Cumming to prevent riots.
Now it’s a totally new city that is experiencing great growth, thanks to Georgia 400 that has helped make it easier to commute to Atlanta.
In 2014 the population was 5,615, with a population estimate as of July 1 2016 at 6,225.
One of Forsyth’s and Cumming’s biggest attractions is Lake Lanier. If you are looking for some excellent campgrounds, Sawnee , Shady Grove and Baldridge Creek are fantastic for fishing, boating and swimming.
Lanierland Music Park hosts concert events in the summer up to late fall that showcases popular country music singers.
If golfing is your thing, the area has some excellent golf courses, including championship golf course Hampton Golf Village.
If you are into theater, then the Cumming Playhouse is for you! They provide quality entertainment throughout the year offering plays, musicals, concerts, with fine dining provided by Tam’s Backstage Food and Spirits.
If you just want to enjoy nature, Cumming has that for you as well. It’s the home of Mary Alice Park, Caney creek Preserve, Haw Creek and Coal Mountain to name a few.
Cumming also has their own annual Fourth of July parade which is recognized for displaying the largest number of steam engine tractors in the world.
As you can see, Cumming GA has a lot to offer. And as a final note, if you have a house that you need to sell fast in Cumming, reach out to us by visiting our website, or call us at 770-756-8680.