Swanzy began after the former community of Old Swanzy became a ghost
town many years ago. The Forsyth Township Historical Society believes
that the current town of New Swanzy which is about 3 miles from the old
Swanzy, was called this from Welsh immigrants after Swansea, a famous
seaport in Wales.
the 1970's or early 1980's the town signs for New Swanzy were taken
down when only cities with post offices could have signs stating the
name of their location. In 1998, Forsyth Township, under the
supervision of Joe Minelli, started action to re-install the signs and
in the fall of 1999 purchased the signs for New Swanzy and installed
1998 the Gwinn Area Fun Daze parade Grand Marshal was Julia Stuart, a
writer for the South Wales Evening Post, Swansea, Wales. She had been
searching the world for towns related to or named Swansea or Swanzy and
through contacts from a resident (Steve Syria) in Gwinn ended up here.