Introduction to Forrest City, Arkansas
Forrest City, Arkansas, in St Francis county, is 43 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. As of the year 2000 census, 14,774 people lived in Forrest City.
Forrest City History
Forrest City is named in honor of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Confederate general who built a commissary in the area to serve train passengers. The first railroad entered the area in 1868. Initially, it was known as Forrest town. Later on May 11, 1870, the area was incorporated as Forrest City. In 1874, it became the county seat of St. Francis County, which was established on October 13, 1827.
Forrest City and nearby Attractions
- Village Creek State Park
- Saint Francis County Museum
- Crowley's Ridge Parkway
- Marianna Lee County Museum
- Parkin Archeological State Park
Things To Do In Forrest City
Some of the local parks of Forrest City are Beech Grove Park, Stuart Springs Park, Sycamore Street Park, Lincoln Park, and Northside Park. You can also visit Village Creek State Park. The Saint Francis County Museum and Marianna Lee County Museum are also worth visiting. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Valli Vista Shopping Center. The city also has many churches such as the First Baptist Church of Forrest City, Summerfield Church, and Church of God of Forrest City.
Forrest City Transportation
International air transportation is available from Memphis International Airport.
Forrest City Higher Education
East Arkansas Community College and Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute are located within the city.