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Welcome to Forest ...

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

Forest is located in Cherokee County<1>.

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 have 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 [Angelina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
    • Hudson [Angelina County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,288 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
  • Alto [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
    • Alto [Cherokee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,239 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alto<5>
  • Wells [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
    • Wells [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 781 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<5>
  • Kennard [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennard
    • Kennard [Houston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennard<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Redtown [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redtown
      • Redtown [Angelina County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Forest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redtown
    • Bluff City [Houston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Houston County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pollok [Angelina County]
    • Weeping Mary [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weeping Mary
      • Weeping Mary [Cherokee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Forest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weeping Mary
    • Ratcliff [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ratcliff
      • Ratcliff [Houston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ratcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ratcliff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ratcliff<5>
    • Tadmor [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tadmor
      • Tadmor [Houston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Forest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tadmor

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Forest was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Forest on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Forest on our Genealogy Page.

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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>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 from Point A (ie- Forest) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Forest. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ForestOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5159, Longitude: -95.0113    
<4>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.
<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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