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Welcome to Forrest City ...

So far, we have found very little information about Forrest City. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Forrest City to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Forrest City, please Contact Us.


Forrest City would have been located within present day Washington County<2>.

The location of Forrest City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Forrest City is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Forrest City was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Forrest City still existed, it would have been in the (662) area code.

Communities Also Named Forrest City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Forrest City - they are located in Arkansas and Michigan.

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

Communities near Forrest City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Forrest City.

  • Greenville [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Forrest City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<6>
  • Leland [Washington County]
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    • Leland [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Forrest City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,766 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<6>
  • Hollandale [Washington County]
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    • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Forrest City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<6>
  • Metcalfe [Washington County]
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    • Metcalfe [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Forrest City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalfe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalfe
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
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      • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Forrest City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anguilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla<6>
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Forrest City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isola
    • Arcola [Washington County]
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      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Forrest City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Panther Burn [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Burn
      • Panther Burn [Sharkey County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Forrest City
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    • Delta City [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta City
      • Delta City [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Forrest City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta City
    • New Town [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Sunflower County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Forrest City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Washington County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Forrest City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forrest City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forrest City) 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 Forrest City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forrest City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forrest City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1929, Longitude: -90.9251       In this case, the coordinates for Forrest City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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