Honorary Names Coming to Two Forsyth County Intersections April 27, 2016 Board of Commissioners, Engineering, Photo Coal Mountain Intersection, Hammond's Crossing Dedication ceremonies to be held Two intersections in Forsyth County are being given honorary names, through the collaborative efforts of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, Georgia General Assembly and Georgia Department of Transportation. The intersection of Highway 306 and Highway 369 will be named Hammond’s Crossing and the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 369 will be named Coal Mountain Intersection. Hammond’s Crossing Located at the intersection of Highways 306 and 369, Hammond’s Crossing has long been a hub for the local economy in north Forsyth County. There, the first general store was built around 1897, owned and operated by William Henry Hammond. The Hammond family continues to conduct business at this intersection today, operating Hammond’s Fishing Center. This philanthropic family also gives back to the community through their establishment of the Thomas Hammond High School Fishing Club Fund, which provides scholarships to new fishing clubs. Today, this intersection is in the middle of the 400 North Opportunity Zone and is a magnet for growth for the north part of Forsyth County. The naming of this intersection was approved via Senate Resolution 952. A dedication ceremony for Hammond’s Crossing will be held Wednesday, May 4, at 2 p.m. at Hammond’s Fishing Center at 4255 Brown’s Bridge Road. The public is invited to attend. Coal Mountain Intersection The name for the area of Coal Mountain can be found as far back as the 1870 federal census. Located just north of Cumming, the area is home to Coal Mountain Baptist Church, established in 1886, and Coal Mountain Elementary School. Over the years, Coal Mountain has been home to a general merchandise store, Wofford Hatchery, Martin's Store, Coal Mountain Building Supply, Thomas Lumber Company and the office of Dr. William Bottoms. The Coal Mountain crossroads of Highways 9 and 369 have been a point of trade for well over 200 years. The naming of this intersection was approved via Senate Resolution 953. A dedication ceremony for Coal Mountain Intersection will be held Friday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at Coal Mountain Baptist Church, located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Highways 9 and 369. The public is invited to attend.