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Welcome to Forest Park ...

The city of Forest Park is located in Clayton County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Forest Park, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1883.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Forest Park has a population of 20,049 people<2> (see below for details).

Forest Park is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Forest Park lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Forest Park (for example, toward Ranburne (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Telephone area codes for Forest Park: (470)<4>, (678) and (770).

The ZIP codes for Forest Park: 30297-30298<5>

Websites for Forest Park ...

Official Website: www.forestparkga.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Forest Park had an population of 20,049 people. This is an increase of 8.56% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Forest Park had a population of 18,468 people (or 7.12% of the total population of Clayton County). This makes Forest Park the county's most populous community.

The population of Forest Park represents 0.19% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Forest Park.

Communities Also Named Forest Park ...

While we believe that this Forest Park is located in Clayton County, we know of another 4 Georgia communities named Forest Park. Those communities are located in the following counties: Dougherty, Hall, Muscogee and Richmond County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 54 communities that are also named Forest Park - they are located in Alabama (5), Arkansas, California (2), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland (4), Massachusetts (2), Missouri (2), Montana, New Mexico, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (3), Tennessee, Utah, Virginia (5) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Forest Park.

Communities near Forest Park ...

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

  • Atlanta
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • South Fulton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Fulton
    • South Fulton is located in Fulton County
  • Smyrna
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Brookhaven
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
    • Brookhaven is located in DeKalb County
  • Stonecrest
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecrest
    • Stonecrest is located in DeKalb County
  • Tucker
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
    • Tucker is located in DeKalb County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tucker <6>
  • Chamblee
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Stockbridge
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockbridge
    • Stockbridge is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,125 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockbridge <6>
  • Stockbridge North
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockbridge North have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockbridge North
    • Stockbridge North is located in Henry County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,904 people
  • McDonough
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McDonough have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDonough
    • McDonough is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,582 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McDonough <6>

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 Park. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Forest Park.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Forest Park. 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 Park.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forest Park ...

Looking for more information about Forest Park? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Forest Park, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Forest Park.

Adding Forest Park to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Forest Park 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 Park was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1883.

We also found Forest Park on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).

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

The official website for Forest Park: www.forestparkga.org/

The official website for Clayton County: www.co.clayton.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Clayton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Forest Park.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forest Park - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Forest Park, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<5>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 city (such as Forest Park). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Forest Park or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Forest Park includes: 30297 & 30298.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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