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Welcome to Forest City ...

Forest City is located in Potter County<1>.

The location of Forest City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Forest City is 1,850 feet [564 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Forest City (for example, toward North Eagle Butte), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Forest City lies within the (605) area code.

Communities Also Named Forest City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 19 communities that are also named Forest City - they are located in Florida (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, New Brunswick, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Forest City ...

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

  • Gettysburg [Potter County]
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    • Gettysburg [Potter County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Forest City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,081 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gettysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gettysburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gettysburg<5>
  • Marksville [Dewey County]
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    • Marksville [Dewey County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Forest City
    • Estimated population in 2014: 771 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
  • La Plant [Dewey County]
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    • La Plant [Dewey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Forest City
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 171 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Plant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Plant
  • Agar [Sully County]
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    • Agar [Sully County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Forest City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 80 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agar<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Onida [Sully County]
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      • Onida [Sully County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the southeast of Forest City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onida
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onida<5>
    • Akaska [Walworth County]
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      • Akaska [Walworth County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the north of Forest City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akaska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akaska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akaska<5>
    • Okobojo [Sully County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okobojo
      • Okobojo [Sully County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the south of Forest City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Okobojo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okobojo
    • Ridgeview [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeview
      • Ridgeview [Dewey County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the west of Forest City
      • Estimated population in 2014: 47 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeview<5>
    • Lebanon [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Potter County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the east of Forest City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<5>
    • Lowry [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
      • Lowry [Walworth County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the northeast of Forest City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forest City ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Potter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forest City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Forest 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 Forest City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forest City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0028, Longitude: -100.3004       In this case, the coordinates for Forest City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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