The Village of Forrest
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Chicago - 93m. NE Bloomington - 43m. SW Champaign - 51m. S Peoria - 65m. W Pontiac - 20m. NW

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The Beginning of a Village

The Village of Forrest, Illinois is located at the junction of US Route 24 and Illinois Route 47. Forrest was named in honor of a Mr. Forrest of New York City, the business partner of Mr. Frost, President of the T.P.W. Railroad at the time of incorporation in 1890.

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"As told by an old railroad man, George Rex Clarke" - The Forrest News, Friday, August 11, 1972 - page 3 & 4



Village Notice

The Village Board meets on the second Thursday of each month. Meeting dates are posted at the Village Office and the Post Office.


Village of Forrest Historical Museum

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The Hampsher Hotel has been restored and is now operating as a Bed & Breakfast!

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Our Restored Caboose


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