Forrest County, county in Mississippi, United States. As of 2020 county had an estimated population of 75,009 inhabitants. The county was created 116 years ago in 1908. Its county seat is Hattiesburg.
Located in southeastern Mississippi, Forrest County contains a mix of historic small towns and larger economic hubs.
Hattiesburg is the largest city in the county and serves as the county seat, with around 46,000 residents. It features the African American Military History Museum, Hattiesburg Zoo, and performing arts at the Saenger Theater.
Petal lies southwest of Hattiesburg along Highway 42 with around 10,500 residents. This charming town features antique shops, restaurants, and the Petal Civic Center.
The small town of Brooklyn is located north of Hattiesburg near the Leaf River. It has around 500 residents and is known for its Southern hospitality and historic downtown area.
Glendale is an unincorporated community northeast of Hattiesburg near the Okatoma Creek. It was settled in the early 1800s and has a nostalgic Southern character.
Rawls Springs is an unincorporated historic village northwest of Hattiesburg near Rawls Springs Lake. It contains homes and buildings dating back to the 19th century.
From historic Southern towns to modern economic centers, Forrest County encapsulates the blending of past charm and contemporary lifestyles in southeastern Mississippi.
List of cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Forrest County.
|The most populous city in Forrest County, Mississippi.
|Suburb city of Hattiesburg, located in Forrest County, Mississippi