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The truth behind Oscarville, the once prosperous Black community now covered by Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier
Many living in North Georgia have heard the tales of what lies beneath Lake Sidney Lanier. From graves buried by the water to alleged supernatural sightings near Browns Bridge, rumors surrounding Lanier continue to be shared not just across Georgia but across the country, garnering attention toward what some call Georgia’s most haunted lake. Some of those stories shared highlight Oscarville, a rural majority Black community that once stood in northeastern Forsyth near the border of Hall County on a portion of the land later used to build the lake.