Forest, Ohio

Forest (on the highway from 1913 - 1919) Population 1,400.

Forest was founded in 1855 as a rail stop, and was named for the forest located there within a large area of tall grass prairie. Having several small industries and a well known furniture store, it also boasts a well-appointed community park, Gormley Park. A converted rail freight depot also serves as a branch library and meeting room for the town.

  • Devil's Backbone, the sacred burial grounds of the Glacial Kame people. Also a legend of a buried cache of gold. County Road 155

  • Gormley Park between Mary & Speidel Streets. The historical society's log cabin provides a centerpiece for this enchanting Forest glade. (419) 273-2500.

  •  Forest/Jackson Library, 102 W. Lima St, 419-273-2400
  • McBride Furniture Village, 310 Mad River St. (888) 561-6132. 37,000 square feet of unique furnishings

  • BWB Restaurant, 297 N. Main St. in Dunkirk, Oh. (419) 759-2323

Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance

Forest Postcard touting it's inclusion on the Lincoln Highway.

Cabin at Gormley Park

Lincoln Highway post in Forest.