A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Forest ...
The location of Forest has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Forest has a population of 5,536 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Forest.
Forest is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Forest lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Forest: (601) & (769)<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Forest had an population of 5,536 people. This is a decrease of 2.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.53% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Forest had a population of 5,684 people (or 20.11% of the total population of Scott County). This makes Forest the county's most populous community.
The population of Forest represents 0.19% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 5,684 people, the population of Forest decreased 5.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,987 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Forest.
Adding Forest to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Forest in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Forest elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Forest on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Forest ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Forest - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Michigan, 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.
Communities near Forest ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Forest.
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. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Forest.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Forest.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers 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 ...
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.
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021