Forest County, Pennsylvania

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Forest County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population is 4,946 making it the least populous county in the state. Forest County is famous as a rural retreat. Nearly 75% of all dwellings in the county are second or vacation homes [1]. Forest County does not have a single traffic light.[2] Despite all this, Forest County has become the fastest growing county in the state of Pennsylvania by percent, growing over 38% from 2000-2008.

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.

Its county seat is Tionesta[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 431 square miles (1,116.3 km2), of which 428 square miles (1,108.5 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.76%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National Forest

Part of Allegheny National Forest covers Forest County.

State Park

Part of Cook Forest State Park is in Forest County.

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