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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Forest.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Forest to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Forest to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Forest to:

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Forest to Carrollton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,614 miles [10,644.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,327 miles [11,791.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,202 miles [8,371.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Forest ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Forest.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Forest. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 30 communities in the United States and Canada - with 30 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IdahoMichiganPennsylvaniaWisconsin
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 IndianaNew YorkTexas 

California

Sierra County

Our profile page for Forest, Sierra County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,844 miles [2,967.6 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Forest, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the East Northeast

Georgia

Clinch County

Our profile page for Forest, Clinch County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Clinch County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Idaho

Lewis County

Our profile page for Forest, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,726 miles [2,777.7 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Livingston County

Our profile page for Forest, Livingston County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Livingston County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Indiana

Clinton County

Our profile page for Forest, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Kansas

Barber County

Our profile page for Forest, Barber County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the West Northwest

Russell County

Our profile page for Forest, Russell County
This community is historic.
Although located in Russell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Forest, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the West Southwest

West Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Forest, West Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Forest, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Crawford County

Our profile page for Forest, Crawford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Scott County

Our profile page for Forest, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 104 miles [167.4 km] to the Southwest

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New York

Clinton County

Our profile page for Forest, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for Forest, Craven County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hardin County

Our profile page for Forest, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the North Northeast

Richland County

Our profile page for Forest, Richland County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Forest   [Map]
Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for Forest, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the Northeast

McKean County

Our profile page for Forest, McKean County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in McKean County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Forest, Dorchester County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dorchester County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Horry County

Our profile page for Forest, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the East

Richland County

Our profile page for Forest, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the East

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Texas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Forest, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the West Southwest

Galveston County

Our profile page for Forest, Galveston County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Forest, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the East Northeast

Goochland County

Our profile page for Forest, Goochland County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Lewis County

Our profile page for Forest, Lewis County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lewis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Forest, Raleigh County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Raleigh County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Wisconsin

Saint Croix County

Our profile page for Forest, Saint Croix County   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from 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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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Forest to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.568 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.315 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.90 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>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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