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This Week in Forsyth County History: July 24-30
A series presented by Gracemont Senior Living

Flashback Forsyth

• July 25, 1940
Forsyth County was much smaller in 1940. Though our paper was “devoted to the development of Forsyth, Fulton, Rockdale, Dawson, Lumpkin, Hall and Gwinnett counties,” the top of each issue listed the population, recording Cumming at 1,000 and Forsyth County at 12,000 people.

Do you remember what happened in your community 20 years ago? How about 40? Or have you moved to Forsyth County since then and are curious to know what made the headlines in the 1960s or ‘20s?

Will seeing a front page from even two years ago make you wonder where the time has gone?

One thing is sure: We no longer accept livestock or groceries as payment for subscriptions like we did in 1927.

In this installment of This Week in Forsyth County History, a bi-weekly series presented by Gracemont Senior Living, we give you a flashback of Forsyth County through the years.

Do you have photos from the long- or recent-past or ideas of events we should look for? Submit photos and memories to

Online editor Jim Dean and intern Rachel Pittman contributed to this week's research.