Forsyth County launches time-lapse videos of courthouse and jail construction

Videos will be updated weekly on county Web site



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Residents have a new way to watch the construction of Forsyth County’s new courthouse and jail.

Time-lapse videos of the construction are available for viewing on the county website at as a way for residents to view the ongoing progress of the new facilities.

Two different perspectives of the project site in downtown Cumming are available for viewing.

One camera views the site from Cumming City Hall.

The other option displays the site as seen from the existing Forsyth County Courthouse.

Visitors to the county website will have the option of viewing weekly progress from either perspective as well as viewing the progress-to-date time-lapse video, which includes footage from the beginning of construction to the present date.

A time-lapse video of the site demolition, completed in March 2013, is also available.

“The construction of these two new facilities is such a big step forward for this community in terms of our judicial and public safety infrastructure,” County Manager Doug Derrer said. “We are excited to offer the time-lapse videos as a unique way for citizens to follow the progress of these projects.”

The time-lapse videos will be updated weekly throughout construction.

To view the videos, visit and click on the courthouse and jail project update icon under “special features, or visit for a direct link.

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