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Creation Date

9-27-2010

Building Name

John Forsyth Statue

Description

John Forsyth Statue, Cumming, GA.

This statue of John Forsyth is located at the courthouse in Cumming, Georgia. He was Governor of Georgia from 1827–1829 and Secretary of State under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. Forsyth County Georgia was named after him.

FORSYTH, John, a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in Fredericksburg, Va., October 22, 1780; graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1799; moved to Augusta, Ga.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1802 and commenced practice; elected attorney general of Georgia in 1808; elected as a Democratic Republican to the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Congresses, and served from March 4, 1813, until his resignation, effective November 23, 1818;

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34.20696944, -84.13893056

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; John Forsyth Statue; John Forsyth; Governor of Georgia; Secretary of State; Forsyth County (Ga.); Cumming (Ga.); Memorials -- Georgia -- Cumming; Historical markers --- Georgia --- Cumming.

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