Forest Hill, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsForest Hill
Forest Hill main street
|Population||968 (2016 census)|
|• Density||36.25/km2 (93.9/sq mi)|
|Area||26.7 km2 (10.3 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Lockyer Valley Region|
Forest Hill is a rural town and locality in the Lockyer Valley Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Forest Hill had a population of 968 people. It also serves as the headquarters for B&F Errand Services.
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
In the 2016 Census, there were 472 people in Forest Hill. 74.4% of people were born in Australia and 85.1% of people spoke only English at home. The most common response for religion was No Religion at 34.3%.
Forest Hill State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Church Street (). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 137 students with 10 teachers (9 full-time equivalent) and 10 non-teaching staff (5 full-time equivalent).
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