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Forrest, Arizona
Populated place
Paul Lime Plant in 1972
Paul Lime Plant in 1972
Forrest, Arizona is located in Arizona
Forrest, Arizona
Forrest, Arizona
Location in Arizona
Forrest, Arizona is located in the United States
Forrest, Arizona
Forrest, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Arizona
County Cochise
Elevation
4,196 ft (1,279 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s) 520
FIPS code 04-24180
GNIS feature ID 24420

Forrest was a populated place situated in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. It has an estimated elevation of 4,196 feet (1,279 m) above sea level.

Forrest was on the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad and was named for a local old resident and rancher.

The Paul Lime Plant began operating nearby in 1918 and the railway spur to there was renamed Paul's Spur. By the 1940s it was the largest lime producer in Southern Arizona.

Forrest had a post office that opened on May 8, 1914. Forrest School was twice destroyed by fire, once in 1915 and again in 1929 when it was replaced by a larger brick building. At one time up to 200 families lived nearby working in the lime plant. However following mechanisation the population dropped and the school closed in 1963. Forrest School District continued in existence organising transport to schools in Douglas.

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