These Are The 10 Cities In Georgia With The Most KKK Members

We measured the places in the Peach State where there have historically been the most Klaverns per capita.

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Do you live in one of the most racist cities in Georgia?

We all watch the news with horror when we hear about a hate crime that happens not that far away from us. Whether it’s the ‘white vs. black’ hate crime that we are so used to being part of America’s culture, or today’s hate crime (gay bashing), it never seems to end.

Hate groups can be hard to measure, because typically, there’s no record of where they exist. But there is data on where there were distinct Klaverns of the Ku Klux Klan in each state. We wanted to get the facts straight and dug into the data in order to identify the most racist cities in Georgia.

The result is the following list of the most racist cities in the Peach State:

  1. Tallulah Falls
  2. Buckhead
  3. Carnesville
  4. Danielsville
  5. Ty Ty
  6. Broxton
  7. Tennille
  8. Shannon
  9. Guyton
  10. Statham

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how Tallulah Falls end up as the most racist place in Georgia.

Or check out the most ghetto cities and the most dangerous cities in Georgia.

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How we calculated the most racist cities in Georgia

While there are surveys and public polls on what places might be the most racist, we didn’t want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from where KKK organizations have existed.

Specifically, we analyzed research out of Virginia Commonwealth University that mapped the Klans in each area and gave a history of their recruitment from 1915-1940.

This report is an analysis of the locations of historic KKK organizations divided by the number of people who currently live there.

There were a total of 35 cities with at least 1 Klavern in Georgia during the time period of reference.

A quick history lesson on the KKK

What is the KKK? In a nutshell, the KKK was formed back in 1865, and there have been three separate movements, all three of which were supposedly ‘purification movements’ in America. The 1865-1870s movement sought to overthrow Republican state governments.

The second movement (1915 – 1944) saw millions of members of the KKK form, which was opposed to immigration into America, especially against Catholics and Jews.

The most memorable movement of the KKK started in the 1950s, which was involved in the Civil Rights movement, and which targeted the black population in America.

The number of active members of the KKK is much smaller these days.

At the Klan’s height, there were 41 active Kalverns in Georgia.

The cities below are the places where there were Klans back in the day, and where the number of Klans per the current population is high. Meaning, the number of racist members of the community has historically been the highest, according to the math.

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1. Tallulah Falls

Population: 129
Klaverns: 1

2. Buckhead

Population: 209
Klaverns: 1

3. Carnesville

Population: 652
Klaverns: 1

4. Danielsville

Population: 894
Klaverns: 1

5. Ty Ty

Population: 986
Klaverns: 1

6. Broxton

Population: 1,075
Klaverns: 1

7. Tennille

Population: 1,395
Klaverns: 1

8. Shannon

Population: 1,862
Klaverns: 1

9. Guyton

Population: 2,308
Klaverns: 1

10. Statham

Population: 2,544
Klaverns: 1

There You Have It

When you’re looking at the places in Georgia with the highest number of KKK Klaverns per capita back in the day, this is an accurate list.

Below is a chart which lists all cities in Georgia with KKK organizations from 1915-1940.
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Detailed List Of The Most Racist Cities In Georgia

City Rank Population No. of Historical Klaverns
Tallulah Falls 1 129 1
Buckhead 2 209 1
Carnesville 3 652 1
Danielsville 4 894 1
Ty Ty 5 986 1
Broxton 6 1,075 1
Tennille 7 1,395 1
Shannon 8 1,862 1
Guyton 9 2,308 1
Statham 10 2,544 1
Alma 11 3,514 1
Unadilla 12 3,716 1
Hardwick 13 3,828 1
Pelham 14 3,887 1
Jonesboro 15 4,661 1
Camilla 16 5,078 1
Austell 17 6,944 1
Lilburn 18 12,162 1
Bainbridge 19 12,600 1
Buford 20 12,864 1
Monroe 21 13,427 1
College Park 22 14,019 1
Waycross 23 14,363 1
Brunswick 24 15,648 1
Dublin 25 16,200 1
Decatur 26 19,888 1
Griffin 27 23,425 1
Woodstock 28 25,672 1
Dalton 29 33,336 1
Gainesville 30 34,938 1
East Point 31 35,070 1
Savannah 32 141,298 3
Marietta 33 58,436 1
Columbus 34 198,247 2
Atlanta 35 440,641 4

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