There are several different cities and communities in Forrest County, Mississippi. However, the city of Hattiesburg is the county seat of Forrest County. Ballard Law proudly serves clients throughout Forrest County. The population of Hattiesburg is over 47,000. The city is located in the northern portion of Forrest County. Hattiesburg is home to The University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University. Also located nearby is Camp Shelby, the largest National Guard base east of the Mississippi River.
The City of Petal is located in the northern portion of Forrest County, and has a population of over 10,000. In the southern portion of Forrest County, the community of Brooklyn sits near Black Creek, Mississippi’s only National Wild and Scenic River. Also located in the southern portion of Forrest County is the community of Carnes which was named to honor early settler John Carnes.
The community of Fruitland Park sits in the southern portion of Forrest County and is home to Camp Tiak, a Boy Scouts of America campsite. Another community located in southern Forrest County is McLaurin, which is named for General McLaurin, the first president of the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad.
The community of Glendale sits in northern Forrest County located near Mississippi Highway 42. In the northwest corner of Forrest County is the community of Rawls Springs, which is located near U.S. Route 49.
Ballard Law proudly serves clients throughout Forrest County, Mississippi including clients in Hattiesburg, Petal, Brooklyn, Carnes, Fruitland Park, Glendale, and Rawls Springs.