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Welcome to Forest ...

Forest is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Forest is located in Cherokee County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Forest, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1879.

Forest is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Communities Also Named Forest ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Texas communities named Forest: This one is located in Cherokee County and the other is located in Galveston County.

Beyond Texas, 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, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (3), 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.

  • Hudson
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
    • Hudson is located in Angelina County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,288 people
  • Alto
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
    • Alto is located in Cherokee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,239 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alto <4>
  • Wells
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
    • Wells is located in Cherokee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 781 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells <4>
  • Kennard
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennard
    • Kennard is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennard <4>
  • Redtown
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redtown
    • Redtown is located in Angelina County
  • Bluff City ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
    • Bluff City is located in Houston County
  • Pollok
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Weeping Mary
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weeping Mary
    • Weeping Mary is located in Cherokee County
  • Ratcliff
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ratcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ratcliff
    • Ratcliff is located in Houston County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ratcliff <4>
  • Tadmor
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tadmor
    • Tadmor is located in Houston County

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. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Forest, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Forest.

Adding Forest to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Forest was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Forest in the book titled .<5> From that list, the Forest post office opened in 1879.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Forest.

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 Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Cherokee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forest - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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