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Welcome to Oak Forest ...

Oak Forest is located in Allen County<1>.

Oak Forest is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Oak Forest lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Oak Forest lies within the (270) area code.

The ZIP code for Oak Forest: 42262<3>

Communities Also Named Oak Forest ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Oak Forest - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (4), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana (2), Maryland, North Carolina (4), Pennsylvania, South Carolina (3), Texas (2) and Virginia (3).

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

Communities near Oak Forest ...

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

  • Lafayette [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette
    • Lafayette [Macon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Oak Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,271 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lafayette<5>
  • Scottsville [Allen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
    • Scottsville [Allen County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Oak Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,548 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsville<5>
  • Westmoreland [Sumner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westmoreland
    • Westmoreland [Sumner County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Oak Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,429 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westmoreland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westmoreland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westmoreland<5>
  • Red Boiling Springs [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Boiling Springs
    • Red Boiling Springs [Macon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Oak Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,124 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Boiling Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Boiling Springs<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gamaliel [Monroe County]
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      • Gamaliel [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Oak Forest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 355 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gamaliel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamaliel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gamaliel<5>
    • Fountain Run [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Run
      • Fountain Run [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Oak Forest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Run
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Run<5>
    • Bransford [Sumner County]
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      • Bransford [Sumner County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Oak Forest
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bransford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bransford
    • Austin [Barren County]
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      • Austin [Barren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Oak Forest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
    • Cedar Springs [Allen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Springs
      • Cedar Springs [Allen County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Oak Forest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Springs
    • Akersville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akersville
      • Akersville [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Oak Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akersville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akersville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oak Forest ...

Looking for more information about Oak Forest? 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 Oak Forest, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Oak Forest.

Mentions & References for Oak Forest

The Communities of Kentucky

About Allen County

About Kentucky

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

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Allen, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oak Forest - 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 Oak Forest). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oak Forest or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oak Forest) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oak Forest. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oak ForestOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Forest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7158, Longitude: -86.0990    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

 

 


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