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Welcome to Forest Ranch ...

Forest Ranch is located in Butte County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Forest Ranch, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

A typical abbreviation for Forest Ranch: Forest Rnch.

Forest Ranch is 2,410 feet [735 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Forest Ranch is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Forest Ranch lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Forest Ranch is within the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Forest Ranch: 95942<3>

Communities near Forest Ranch ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Forest Ranch.

  • Chico
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chico
    • Chico is located in Butte County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,867 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chico <4>
  • Paradise
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Irish Town
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irish Town have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irish Town
    • Irish Town is located in Butte County
  • Paradise Pines
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Pines
    • Paradise Pines is located in Butte County
  • Magalia
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Powellton
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powellton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellton
    • Powellton is located in Butte County
  • Stirling City
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Inskip ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inskip have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inskip
    • Inskip is located in Butte County
  • Concow
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concow have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concow
    • Concow is located in Butte County
  • Big Bar
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Bar
    • Big Bar is located in Butte County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Forest Ranch. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Forest Ranch.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Forest Ranch. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Forest Ranch.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest Ranch. See our Newspapers Page for Forest Ranch.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forest Ranch ...

Looking for more information about Forest Ranch? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Forest Ranch, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Forest Ranch.

Adding Forest Ranch to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Forest Ranch in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Forest Ranch was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Forest Ranch.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forest Ranch. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Butte County: www.buttecounty.net/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Butte, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forest Ranch - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Forest Ranch). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Forest Ranch or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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