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History and Genealogy

Forest County was created on April 11, 1848 from part of Jefferson County. The county was enlarged on October 31, 1866 when part of Venango County was incorporated into the county. Tionesta is the county seat.


If you have the desire to help transcribe genealogical data and place it online for the free use of all researchers, contact Kim to become a host. Volunteer Information is available here.

This County currently does not have a host. This means that there is no one available to help answer your questions about this county's history or to help you with your family's genealogy within this county. WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.

Forest County Data Online

Recent Updates
November 2013: 1883 Pensioners - transcribed by Rhonda Hill


Biographies:  Mrs. Emeline Harriet (Siggins) Howe - Transcribed by Marla Snow

1860 Federal Census, Tionesta Twp, Page 5 & 6

Obituaries and Death Notices  

Korean and Vietnam War Casualties - Transcribed by Tammy Clark  

 World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel - Transcribed by Tammy Clark
1883 Pensioners - transcribed by Rhonda Hill

Miscellaneous News Paper Articles From the Past

County History and Sketches

The History of Nebraska PA - Donated by Pete Smith; Transcribed by N. Piper
24 webpages:Includes lots of village history, family histories and photos

Boroughs and Census Designated Places

Balltown Blue Jay Bowmanville Braceville Brookston
Byromtown Church Hill Clarington Cook Tomb Cooksburg
Cooper Tract Crystal Springs Dawson Run Dunring East Hickory
Endeavor Eureka City Forest City Foxburg Frost's Station
Gilfoyle Golinza Guitonville Gusher City Hastings
Hominy Ridge Hottelville Hunter Iron City Jamison
Kellettville Kiser Corners Lamonaville Little Hickory Lynch
Marvine Marienville Mayburg McCrays Minister
Mount Agnew Muzette Nebraska Neillsburg Neilltown
Parrish Penoke Pigeon Porkey Queen
Redclyffe Roses Sheffield Junction Starr Stewart Run
Tionesta Town Line Truemans Trunkeyville West Hickory
Whig Hill Williams Yellow Hammer    


Barnett Township Green Township Harmony Township Hickory Township Howe Township
Jenks Township Kingsley Township Tionesta Township    

Surrounding Counties

Warren County (north)

McKean County (northeast)

Elk County (east)

Jefferson County (south)

Clarion County (south)

Venango County (west)

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