Forest Hill, Queensland facts for kids
Forest Hill main street
|Population||394 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Lockyer Valley Region|
Forest Hill is a town and locality in the Lockyer Valley Region in South East, Queensland, Australia. The town is located 83 kilometres (52 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane and 53 kilometres (33 mi) east of the regional centre of Toowoomba. At the 2011 census, Forest Hill had a population of 394.
Forest Hill Post Office opened on 1 February 1890 (replacing a receiving office named Forest Hill Siding open since 1889).
Forest Hill Provisional School opened on 23 January 1893, becoming a state school in 1899.
Forest Hill was once home to five hotels, a hospital, a bakery and butcher, and was the largest rail freight hub for agricultural produce in Queensland.
The Forest Hill War Memorial was erected to commemorate those in the district who had died or served in World War I. It was unveiled by five mothers of deceased soldiers on 26 March 1921.
Forest Hill has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Gordon Street: Forest Hill War Memorial
- Victoria Street: Lockyer Hotel
- 3 Victoria Street: Queensland National Bank
- 38 William Street: Forest Hill Hotel
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