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The truth behind Oscarville and the violent removal of Black residents from Forsyth County years before Lake Lanier was built
Lake Lanier Bethel
Just before 1912, there were nearly 1,100 Black residents in Forsyth County — with 58 of those residents being landowners. By the end of 1912, two incidents in the county, including one near Oscarville, and the ensuing violence against the Black population there, led essentially every Black person to flee Forsyth.