The town was incorporated under the name “Swords”, many years later, and was named for its greatest benefactor, who was responsible for its development and growth, John Buchanan Swords. When Mr. Swords came to this community to farm outstretching acres of land, there were only two other families living in this vicinity. This was around 1889 or 1900.
Swords / Blue Springs
The Blue Springs Community was first noted around 1860. It was said to be named for the Jordan Family's “Blue Springs Plantation”. Little is known about the Blue Springs Community and in 1906, the Blue Springs Community was incorporated as Swords. Swords was said to be named for John Buchanan Swords whose family and farm built the industry of Swords community. The Swords community was known for its distillery, ran by J.B. Swords. This distillery produced whiskey which rivaled that of Jack Daniels. Swords also built the J.B. Swords Bank, Swords Supply Company, the Swords Post Office, and a warehouse to accommodate the grist mill he operated.
In 1910, the Georgia Railroad constructed the Swords Depot and in 1912, Swords Methodist Church was built.