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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Forest Hill.

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How Far From Forest Hill to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Forest Hill to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Forest Hill to:

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 158 miles [254.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Forest Hill to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,743 miles [10,851.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,444 miles [11,980 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,323 miles [8,566.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Forest Hill ...

We have found 45 communities that share the name Forest Hill.

While the name Forest Hill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 45 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 KentuckyNew BrunswickOntarioWest Virginia

California

San Francisco County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, San Francisco County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,005 miles [3,226.7 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Gunnison County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Gunnison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the North

Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the North Northeast

Posey County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Posey County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the North

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Kansas

Lyon County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Lyon County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lyon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Morris County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Morris County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Morris County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Russell County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Russell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Russell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wallace County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Wallace County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wallace County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

McCracken County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, McCracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the North

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Forest Hill, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the West

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the West

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Suffolk County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Suffolk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Gratiot County   [Map]
Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

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Distance: About 1,621 miles [2,608.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Camden County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Camden County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Essex County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Essex County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Essex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ocean County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Ocean County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ocean County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Forsyth County
This community is historic.
Although located in Forsyth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Cuyahoga County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Cuyahoga County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Summit County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Le Flore County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Forest Hill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Union County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Forest Hill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,740 miles [2,800.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the North Northeast

Cocke County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Northeast

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Cumberland County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the North Northeast

Giles County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Giles County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the North

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the North

Shelby County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the West

Lamar County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the West Northwest

Potter County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Potter County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Potter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the West Northwest

Wood County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Brunswick County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Brunswick County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Campbell County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast

Lynchburg City

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Lynchburg City   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast

Richmond City

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Richmond City
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Richmond City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Summers County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Summers County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Forest Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forest Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7149, Longitude: -88.1533     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Forest Hill to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.26 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.58 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.364 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Forest Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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