Future Forsyth County elementary school named after local early-1900s school for Black students

When Forsyth County’s school district first formed after the Civil War, 114 of its 1,456 students were Black, according to research by the Historical Society of Cumming/Forsyth County. By the early 1900s, Forsyth County had a stable Black community. The 1910 U.S. Census counted approximately 1,000 Black residents out of around 11,000 overall, and 16 schools served Black students, usually on land donated by African-American landowners.

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