Place:Forest, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameForest
Alt namesForestsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.5°N 79.5°W
Located inPennsylvania, United States     (1848 - )
See alsoJefferson, Pennsylvania, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Forest County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,716. Its county seat is Tionesta.

Forest County is famous as a rural retreat. Nearly 75% of all dwellings in the county are second or vacation homes. Forest County does not have a single traffic light, the only county in the state with such a distinction. Despite all this, Forest County has become the fastest-growing county in the state of Pennsylvania by percent, growing over 38% from 2000-2008. This growth is almost entirely due to the opening of the State Correctional Institution – Forest in the county.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1848 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1857 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 898
1870 4,010
1880 4,385
1890 8,482
1900 11,039
1910 9,435
1920 7,477
1930 5,180
1940 5,791
1950 4,944
1960 4,485
1970 4,926
1980 5,072
1990 4,802

Note: in 1850 Forest was reported with Jefferson.

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to Forest County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.forestcounty.com/


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