At the corner of Old Alpharetta Road and Hwy. 141 stood an 1840s’ two-story plantation plain-style home which was finally taken down last week by developers of a subdivision. This was probably one of the last such structures in the county.
When the property was rezoned a few years ago, a condition was put into the rezoning to preserve the structure. Apparently, the developers were able to circumvent this condition.
An article was published in The Forsyth County News several years ago about this piece of history.
The history of Forsyth County is quickly disappearing under the suburban sprawl overtaking the area. Only a few communities in the metro area, such as Roswell, have been able to preserve historic properties despite rapid development.
Scott M. Stevens