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Forsyth's 21st Elementary School To Be Named 'Brandywine'

It honors a Revolutionary War veteran who lived in the Cumming area and fought in the 1777 Battle of Brandywine.

Forsyth County's 21st elementary school, projected to open in 2016 on Martin Drive one block south of McFarland Parkway, will be named Brandywine.

System staff conducted an online survey and a focus group of feeder school representatives to determine three possible names—Brandywine, McFarland and Rogers Mill, according to Forsyth County Schools' website. A survey with these possible names was emailed to feeder school LSC members and they selected Brandywine as the new school name which was presented to the Board of Education, and approved.

Brandywine is named after the former Brandywine School that burned in 1953, according to the system. The former Brandywine School students later combined with Bethelview School students to form Midway Elementary School in 1961. The name Brandywine honors a Revolutionary War veteran who lived in this area and fought in the 1777 Battle of Brandywine.

Did the representatives and board of education choose the best name? 

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