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This Week in Forsyth County History: Oct. 23-29
A series presented by Gracemont Senior Living
10-26-72 WEB
Oct. 26, 1972: In 1972, the Timberland Heights neighborhood just north of downtown Cumming was advertising its grand opening.

Flashback Forsyth

Oct. 28, 1965: County residents were also concerned with growth in 1965, which projected that by 1985 the county would have more than 22,000 residents. Census data shows the population at that time was nearly 34,000.

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-monthly 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


Staff writer Kelly Whitmire and editorial intern Matt Hanley compiled information for this week's installment.