Welcome to the Official Forrest County website.

Forrest County Board of Supervisors

Forrest County is located in south central Mississippi approximately 100 miles south of the State Capital, Jackson.
The County is a dynamic, growing center for business, population and learning.

Two universities are based in Forrest County:  University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University.
There are other colleges:  Pearl River Community College.

The County is served by interstate 59 (New Orleans to Meridian) and Highway 49 (Gulfport to Jackson) as well as Highway 98 (Mobile to Columbia).  Hattiesburg, where the county offices are located, is
therefore known as the Hub City.

There is also an excellent Medical facility:  Forrest General Hospital.

The population for Forrest County, Mississippi is 78,158. (Census 2020).
Greater Hattiesburg MSA
    Regional Profile – click here
   Switchboard:  (601) 545-6000

Official website for Forrest County in Mississippi.