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1890 Communities Near Forest ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Forest in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Forest.

Bell   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forest
 - Bell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bigbee Valley (MS)   (Noxubee County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forest
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Bigbee Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caledonia (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Forest
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,017 people in 2015)
 - Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cliftonville (MS)   (Noxubee County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forest
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Cliftonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coal Fire   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forest
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Coal Fire had a post office and no railroad service
 
Columbus (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Forest
 - 1895 population of 14,703 people (with 23,168 people in 2015)
 - Columbus had a post office and railroad service
 
Fernbank   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Forest
 - Fernbank had a post office and railroad service
 
Hamilton (MS)   (Monroe County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Forest
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hightogy   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Forest
 - Hightogy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kennedy   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Forest
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 428 people in 2015)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
 
Kingville   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Forest
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kingville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McIntyre (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While McIntyre was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Forest
 - McIntyre had railroad service and no post office
 
Millport   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Forest
 - 1895 population of 244 people (with 998 people in 2015)
 - Millport had a post office and railroad service
 
Molloy   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Forest
 - Molloy had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Forest
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palmetto   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Forest
 - Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reform   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forest
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 1,632 people in 2015)
 - Reform had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stafford   (Pickens County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Forest
 - Stafford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Star   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Forest
 - Star had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steens (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Forest
 - Steens had railroad service and no post office
 
Tibbee (MS)   (Clay County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from Forest
 - Tibbee had railroad service and no post office
 
Trinity (MS)   (Lowndes County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Forest
 - Trinity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vernon   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Forest
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 1,895 people in 2015)
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vinton (MS)   (Clay County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Forest
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Vinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waverly (MS)   (Clay County (MS))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Forest
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Waverly had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Forest, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Forest. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4910, Longitude: -88.2759     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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