A long time ago, before the production of Star Wars episode VII, Puzzlewood forrest was used for movies and TV shows like “Merlin” and “Jack the Giant Slayer”. These days, it might become more famous for the blockbuster “The Force Awakens”.
Several locations in Beafort were used for Forrest Gump.
Fripp Island and Hunting Island State Park was used as Vietnam
Greenbow is a town that does not exist, instead the real town that was used is Varnville (northwest of Beaufort).
The Gump boarding house was build on the Bluff Plantation.
The four square Baptist church is the Stoney Creek Chappel
What is supposedly in the movie, the university of Alabama, is the University of South Carolina.
The Beaufort performing Arts Center was used as the Bayou le Batre Hospital.
And Bubba’s home was not in Bayou le Batre, but in Lucy Creek (Lady’s Island).
The bench on which Tom Hanks sits and “life is like a box….” was filmed in Savannah. If you go to the Chippewa Square to sit on that bench, don’t be dissapointed, the bench that was used for the film is no longer there. Is was put there for the film and removed afterwards. A similar seat is nearby….