Introduction to Forest Acres, South Carolina
Forest Acres, South Carolina, in Richland county, is 2 miles NE of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center) and 84 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is included in the Columbia metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 10,558 people lived in Forest Acres.
Forest Acres History
The area now known as Forest Acres was originally settled in the late 1760s. After the land grant of 1785, it was owned by Colonel Thomas Taylor. He built the area's first cotton mill in 1796, which was known as Taylor's Mill. Forest Acres was officially incorporated on September 24, 1935. John Hughes Cooper was the city's first mayor.
Forest Acres and nearby Attractions
- Palmetto Falls Water Park
- Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
- Sesquicentennial State Park
- EdVenture Children's Museum
- McKissick Museum
- South Carolina State Museum
Things To Do In Forest Acres
While staying in Forest Acres, you can visit Trenholm Park, Palmetto Falls Water Park, and Forest Lake Park. It also offers easy access to several museums including the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Museum, Columbia Museum of Art, Cayce Historical Museum, and McKissick Museum. You can enjoy shopping at the Richland Mall Shopping Center, Trenholm Plaza Shopping Center, Boulevard Plaza Shopping Center, and Arcadia Lakes Plaza Shopping Center.
Forest Acres Transportation
Flights can be availed from Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
Forest Acres Higher Education
Benedict College and Midlands Technical College are nearby.