Forbestown (formerly, Boles Dry Diggins and Forbes Diggins) is a small unincorporated community in Butte County, California. It lies at an elevation of 2772 feet (845 m). Its zip code is 95941 and its area code is 530.
Forbestown's heyday was the last half of the nineteenth century, when it was a large mining center. By the late 1930s, it was nearly a ghost town. The site has foundations and debris from its mining era.
In the state legislature Forbestown is located in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Sam Aanestad, and in the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Dan Logue. Federally, Forbestown is located in California's 4th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +11 and is represented by Republican Tom McClintock.