A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Forest Park, Georgia
Welcome to Forest Park ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Forest Park has a population of 20,049 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Forest Park.
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).
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 (which is 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.
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.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that 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 about the above, see References and Mentions for Forest Park on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 17 Apr 2022