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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Forest Hills to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 Hills 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 Hills to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Forest Hills to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,559 miles [10,555.7 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 7,268 miles [11,696.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,144 miles [8,278.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Forest Hills ...

We have found 97 communities that share the name Forest Hills.

Within Alabama, there are 6 communities which are also named Forest Hills. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 91 communities in the United States and Canada - with 93 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 61 miles [98.2 km] to the East

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 104 miles [167.4 km] to the North Northwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the South Southeast

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Northeast

Talladega County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 36 miles [57.9 km] to the East Southeast

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 40 miles [64.4 km] to the West Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Hempstead County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Forest Hills   [Map]
Distance: About 2,140 miles [3,444 km] to the Northwest

California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Gilpin County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Gilpin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Gilpin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the Southeast

Lake County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the Southeast

Pasco County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Pasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Bulloch County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the East Southeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the East

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the East

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the East Southeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Kane County

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Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the North

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Indiana

Hamilton County

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

Lake County

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the North

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Kansas

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the North Northeast

Kenton County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Kenton County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the North Northeast

Pike County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Ingham County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Ingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the North

Kent County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Lee County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

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Distance: About 1,376 miles [2,214.5 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Queens County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Queens County   [Map]
Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the Northeast

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the East Northeast

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the East Northeast

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the East Northeast

Durham County

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

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the East Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the East Northeast

Lee County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the East Northeast

New Hanover County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, New Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the East

Pitt County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the East Northeast

Rowan County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East Northeast

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the East Northeast

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Transylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the East Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the East Northeast

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the East Northeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 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

Butler County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the North Northeast

Clark County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the North Northeast

Pike County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Forest Hills   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northeast

Lancaster County

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

Philadelphia County

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

York County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the East Northeast

Charleston County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the East Northeast

Chester County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the East Northeast

Darlington County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the East

Greenville County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the East Northeast

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the East Northeast

Oconee County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the East Northeast

Richland County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the East

Sumter County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the East

York County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the North

Davidson County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the North

Greene County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the Northeast

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the Northeast

Knox County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the Northeast

Marshall County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the North

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the North

Putnam County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the North Northeast

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Bexar County

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

Smith County

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

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Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Chesapeake City   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the East Northeast

Danville City

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Montgomery County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the Northeast

Page County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Northeast

Prince William County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the East Northeast

Virginia Beach City

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Virginia Beach City   [Map]
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the Northeast

Ohio County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Northeast

Wood County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4704, Longitude: -86.9250     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Hills 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 Hills 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 313.747 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.363 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.356 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>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 Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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