To gain a better idea of what the 16 county region known as Forgottonia actually looks like, we compiled some data from the 2010 census and elsewhere. What follows is an overview of the 2016 election results by county. Click here for a profile of Forgottonia’s demographics and a brief overview about the history of each county.
In the 2016 election, all 16 counties in Forgottonia voted in favor of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In comparison, the election of 2012 saw 11 of 16 counties vote in favor of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney while the other 5 counties had a majority for Democrat Barack Obama. The election of 2008 saw 9 of 16 counties favor Democrat Barack Obama while 7 counties had a majority for Republican candidate John McCain.
To gain a better idea of what the 16 county region known as Forgottonia actually looks like, we compiled some data from the 2010 census. What follows is an overview of each county’s demographics. Click here for a profile of each county’s presidential election results, and a brief overview about the history of each county.
The top 3 most populated counties in Forgottonia are Adams County (67,000), Knox County (52,919) and Fulton County (37,069). The least populated counties are Brown County (6,900), Scott County (5,355) and Calhoun County (5,000). 13 of 16 counties have a 90% or more white majority with the exception of Brown County (76.1%), Cass County (86.3%) and Knox County (87.5%). See our chart below for further detail regarding the demographics of each county in Forgottonia.
The following is an excerpt from our initial episode about Neil Gamm and the history of Forgottonia. Our guest was Mr. Larry Eskridge from the Canton Daily Ledger. Our essential questions asks “What was the Forgottonia movement about and how is it similar and different today?” ENJOY!