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Forsyth County, Georgia
December 26, 1831 The original Cherokee County created
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  Original Cherokee County
  Forsyth County, Georgia
December 26, 1831 The original Cherokee County created
  Lumpkin County, Georgia
  Gilmer County, Georgia
  Floyd County, Georgia
  Forsyth County, Georgia
  Bartow County, Georgia
  Cass County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Original Cherokee County
  Forsyth County, Georgia
November 24, 1832 Start of the sixth land lottery. Georgia did not own the land it was giving to settlers
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Georgia Land Lotteries
  Original Cherokee County
  Gilmer County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Cass County, Georgia
  Floyd County, Georgia
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  Union County, Georgia
  Forsyth County, Georgia
  Murray County, Georgia
  Lumpkin County, Georgia
December 3, 1832 Forsyth County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Original Cherokee County
  Forsyth County, Georgia
September 8, 1912 Mae Crow is sexually assaulted by Ernest Knox in Oscarville, Georgia. Knox returned to the scene, perhaps with friends and the teenage woman was again sexually assaulted.
  Forsyth County, Georgia
September 9, 1912 Mae Crowe is found near the sight of her sexual assault. She regains consciousness long enough to identify Ernest Knox as her attacker.
  Forsyth County, Georgia
September 10, 1912 Authorities arrest four black men for their participation in the sexual assault of Mae Crowe.
  Forsyth County, Georgia
September 23, 1912 Mae Crowe dies from injuries sustained during a sexual assault.
  Forsyth County, Georgia
October 3, 1912 Ernest Knox and and Oscar Daniels are tried for the sexual assault and murder of Mae Crowe. They are convicted and sentenced to be hung on October 25.
  Forsyth County, Georgia
November 6, 1973 Forsyth County courthouse burns
  Forsyth County, Georgia
January 17, 1987 A small group of Atlantans march to protest lack of blacks in Cumming, Georgia (Forsyth County). Led by Rev. Hosea William the march is disrupted by militant white racists, many from outside the county.
  Forsyth County, Georgia
  The Road to Integration
January 24, 1987 A crowd of 20,000 racially mixed people from the metropolitan Atlanta area join Rev. Hosea Williams and others in a unity march in Cumming, Georgia (Forsyth County). A march the previous week had been turned back by racists.
  Forsyth County, Georgia
  The Road to Integration
April 3, 1997 Poole's Mill Covered Bridge park opens in Forsyth County
  Forsyth County, Georgia
January 22, 2001 Randy Thompson, a Forsyth County firefighter, dies after exhibiting "flu-like" symptoms for several days. His live-in companion is Lynn Turner.
  Forsyth County, Georgia
  Lynn Turner
July 30, 2001 The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, having been called into the Lynn Turner case to assist the Forsyth County police, declare that firefighter Randy Thomson died from antifreeze poisoning. His death will later be ruled a homicide.
  Forsyth County, Georgia
  Lynn Turner


Name derivation: Named in honor of John Forsyth. Today perhaps best remembered for his role in the Amistad affair, thanks to the movie of that name. In 1828 Forsyth urged the Georgia General Assembly to extend Georgia law across the Cherokee Nation without the cession of the land by the Cherokee Nation. In 1833, after the county had been created, Forsyth took a pro-Union stand during the Nullification Crisis, although he was stridently anti-tariff. This put him at odds with noted Georgia politicians like John Berrien and Augustin Clayton.
Acquisition: Treaty of New Echota
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National Register of Historic Places in Forsyth County, Georgia





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