The county of Forrest is located in Mississippi and was founded in 1908. There are 74,934 residents in Forrest who have access to courthouses in Hattiesburg, Petal. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. Mississippi is part of the 5th federal circuit court as well.
There are 45,989 residents in Hattiesburg, which is 54.1 square miles and 171ft above sea level. It was settled in 1882 and is governed by a local government.
There are 10,454 residents in Petal, which is 17.0 square miles and 157ft above sea level.