Introduction to Forest City, North Carolina
Forest City History
Forest City was originally a crossroads on the Spartanburg - Lincolnton and Shelby - Rutherfordton Roads. In 1877, it was incorporated as "Burnt Chimney" and was renamed "Forest City" in 1887. It was named after Forest Davis, a prominent citizen and lumber dealer. Railroads entered the town in the 1890s, and Forest City became a flourishing community by 1910.
Forest City and Nearby Attractions
- Maimy Etta Black Fine Arts Museum
- Bottomless Pools and Waterfalls
- Cowpens National Battlefield
- Rutherford County Farm Museum
- Beach at Lake Lure
- South Mountains State Park
Things To Do In Forest City
Popular shopping malls in Forest City include the Horne Shopping Center, Ingles Shopping Center, and Tri-City Mall. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Forest City Municipal Golf Course. Cowpens National Battlefield, Hickory Museum of Art, Catawba Science Center, and Rutherford County Farm Museum have various artifacts and memorabilia of historical importance. The South Mountains State Park offers opportunities for fishing, camping, and boating, as well as picnic areas.
Forest City Transportation
Air transportation is available from Greenville - Spartanburg International Airport.
Forest City Higher Education
Gardner - Webb University, University of South Carolina at Spartanburg, and Spartanburg Technical College are some of the nearby colleges.