Welcome to Cumming Georgia
Cumming, the county seat of Forsyth County, was established in 1834. The City is said to be named either for Colonel William Cumming of Augusta, a prominent lawyer, or by local Cherokees for Sir Alexander Cumming of England, who settled in America in 1729 and became a Cherokee leader.
There are a number of campgrounds in the city including Bald Ridge Creek Park, Sawnee Park and Shady Grove Park. Also located near Cumming is the historical Mill Covered Bidge, built in 1906, which spans Settendown Creek.
Situated only about forty miles north of the bustling metropolitan center of Atlanta, Cumming offers its residents easy access to all of the amenities and services of a major city-center, while maintaining the peacefulness and serenity of a suburban community.
Both the town of Cumming and its residents benefit from an incredibly strong local and regional economy. Hundreds of corporations of all sizes have created a presence in the region in the past several years. Businesses here benefit from a complete tax exemption on their inventories, while residents enjoy unemployment rates that are consistently below the national average and a wealth of city services and infrastructure.
The neighboring Lake Lanier area is a wildly popular destination for folks throughout Georgia. The official name is Lake Sidney Lanier, in honor of the famed poet. This man made lake was created by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1956 when the Buford Dam was completed, and is an important component of Georgia's natural beauty.
In their free time, residents here have much to explore. Cumming offers a fantastic location near the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and 37,000 acre reservoir of Lake Lanier. This is a haven for outdoors men, who find plenty of opportunities for hunting, fishing, boating, camping, hiking and biking. The town also offers a variety of family-oriented activities throughout the year. The summer months provide one of Cumming's most popular activities, a free concert series located in Lanierland Music Park.