About This Place
Forest City, formerly known as "Burnt Chimney," is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 7,549 as of the 2000 census.
Forest City is located at 35°19′52″N 81°52′12″W / 35.33111°N 81.87°W / 35.33111; -81.87 (35.331128, -81.870107).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21.3 km²), of which 8.2 square miles (21.3 km²) are land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.24%) is water.