Forest Home Alabama

Forest Home Alabama

Forest Home Alabama
Forest Home Alabama is a small community located on County Road 7 in northwestern Butler County. Courtesy of Jimmy Emerson

Forest Home is an unincorporated small community located on County Road 7 in northwestern Butler County, Alabama. 

Forest Home Alabama History

The Butler Massacre – Forest Home, AL
N 31° 50.308 W 086° 52.949
16R E 511119 N 3522537
Quick Description: Replacement marker describing the history of the naming of Butler County and its namesake.

On March 20, 1818, Capt. William Butler, Capt. James Saffold, William Gardener, Daniel Shaw and John Hinson left Fort Bibb to meet Col. Sam Dale. They were attacked near Pine Barren Creek by Savannah Jack and his warriors. Gardener and Shaw were shot dead; Butler and Hinson wounded. Saffold and Hinson escaped on horseback to Fort Bibb, but Capt. Butler, thrown from his horse and left on foot, was killed by the Indians. Butler County was named in his honor.

1. Savannah Jack was considered “one of the bloodiest villains that ever infested any country” during his own time. Yet so much mystery surrounds Jack’s background and legacy that he has become the stuff of legend. – Editor


This article was printed in the Montgomery Advertiser Newspaper on 31 January 1943. It contains valuable information about Butler County, Alabama duirng the early part of the 1800s. 

Forest Home Alabama Zip Code

It has a post office with the 36030 ZIP

Forest Home is located at 31.86237°N 86.84275°W and has an elevation of 433 feet (132 m)