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Forrest County, Mississippi

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  • Southwick Ellis Erion (1902 - 1925)
    Southwick died after getting into a shootout with local deputies, who were attempting to serve a warrant on his car.
  • Mary Frances Rogers (1930 - 2004)
    Notes:Mary Frances Rogers, born on Wednesday, March 12, 1930, Smith County, Sylvarena, Mississippi, USA, LONG W 89.382148, LAT. N 32.010575.Mary Frances Rogers was a wonderful and blessed wife and moth...

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The county was created in 1908 and named in honor of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general in the American Civil War.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Brooklyn
  • Carnes
  • Carterville
  • Dixie
  • Eatonville
  • Fruitland Park
  • Glendale
  • Hattiesburg (County Seat; part)
  • Indian Springs
  • Leeville
  • Macedonia
  • Maxie
  • Maybank
  • McLaurin
  • Palmer's Crossing
  • Petal
  • Providence
  • Rawls Springs
  • Riverside
  • Sheeplo
  • Wallis



De Soto National Forest (part)

Building 6981 at Camp Shelby

Old Hattiesburg High School