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(West Carroll Parish)

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Welcome to Forest ...

The village of Forest is located in West Carroll Parish.

The location of Forest has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Forest has a population of 338 people<2> (see below for details).

Forest is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Forest: (318)

The ZIP code for Forest: 71242<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Forest had a population of 355 people. This makes Forest the parish's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 355 people, the population of Forest increased 29.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 275 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Forest had an population of 338 people. This is a decrease of 4.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.91% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Forest ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Lake Providence   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the East (E) of Forest

Located in East Carroll Parish

Oak Grove   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of Forest

Epps   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Forest

Kilbourne   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Forest

Bonita   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Forest

Located in Morehouse Parish

Pioneer   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of Forest

Transylvania   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Forest

Located in East Carroll Parish

Jones   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Forest

Located in Morehouse Parish

Wilmot   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Forest

Located in Ashley County (AR)

Sondheimer   [Map]

Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Forest

Located in East Carroll Parish

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Forest.

Communities Also Named Forest ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Forest: This one is located in West Carroll Parish and the other is located in Natchitoches Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 32 communities that are also named Forest - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (3), Texas (2), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Forest. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Forest. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Forest:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forest ...

Looking for more information about 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About West Carroll Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Forest.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forest - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 village (such as Forest). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Forest or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Forest) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Forest. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forest

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7924, Longitude: -91.4126     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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This page was last modified: 21 Sep 2019