Introduction to Forest, Mississippi
Forest was granted its first charter in 1860. Governor Theodore G. Bilbo reincorporated the Town of Forrest as the City of Forest in 1930. It is in Scott County, which was founded in 1833. This county was named after Abram M. Scott, who was the Governor of Mississippi from 1832 to 1833.
Forest and nearby Attractions
- Village Square Shopping Center
- Bienville Pines Scenic Area
- Cherry Hill Golf Course
- Roosevelt State Park
Things To Do In Forest
Shopping is a great activity at the Village Square Shopping Center. Tourists and residents love to spend time at the Gaddis Park and the Roosevelt State Park. The Bienville Pines Scenic Area is also popular among residents and tourists. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Cherry Hill Golf Course. The city hosts the Wing Dang Doodle event every September.
Jackson International Airport offers air transportation opportunities.
Forest Higher Education
Institutes offering higher education to the residents include Meridian Community College, Jackson State University, Holmes Community College and Jones County Junior College.