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Lake Forest Hills, Georgia

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lake Forest Hills ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Lake Forest Hills (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Lake Forest Hills. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Lake Forest Hills ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Lake Forest Hills.

  • Typical abbreviation for Lake Forest Hills: Lk. Forest Hill

Newspapers Published in Lake Forest Hills ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake Forest Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lake Forest Hills, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lake Forest Hills.

Cemeteries Near Lake Forest Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lake Forest Hills.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Lake Forest Hills covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Tatum Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Mt. Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Loyd Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE South View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hill View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shadowlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Restlawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fannin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Long Cane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Newsom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Traylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Linebarker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Heard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCalls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Turman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shilolt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Western Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zachary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lovelace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rakestraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Traylor Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Glenn - Burpee - Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Standing Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Lake Forest Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lake Forest Hills.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Lake Forest Hills, with the one closest to Lake Forest Hills listed first.

LaGrange   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Lake Forest Hills
 - 1895 population of 3,090 people (with 30,472 people in 2017)
 - LaGrange had a post office and railroad service
Vernon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Vernon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lake Forest Hills
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Crowder - Historic   [Map]
 - While Crowder was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lake Forest Hills
 - Crowder had a post office and no railroad service
Long Cane   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lake Forest Hills
 - Long Cane had a post office and no railroad service
Gabbettville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lake Forest Hills
 - Gabbettville had a post office and railroad service
Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lake Forest Hills
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lake Forest Hills
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Whitfield   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lake Forest Hills
 - Whitfield had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lake Forest Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lake Forest Hills in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Lake Forest Hills is located in Troup County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Troup County: Chambers (AL), Randolph (AL), Coweta, Harris, Heard & Meriwether.

Below are the counties that are near Lake Forest Hills. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Lake Forest Hills:

Troup     (The home county for Lake Forest Hills)
      West Lake Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      LaGrange   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Abbottsford   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Asta Village   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brays Lakeview   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pioneer Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mountville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hogansville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Roopville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitesburg   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bowdon   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grantville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smith City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moreland   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Newnan   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Newnan   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sargent   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Haralson   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sharpsburg   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turin   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jade Lake Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Senoia   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Peachtree City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tinsley Mill Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brooks   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chattahoochee Hills   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Lake   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Mountain   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cataula   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waverly Hall   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ellerslie   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenn   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Centralhatchee   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Roosterville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ephesus   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lone Oak   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harris City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Luthersville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Warm Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gay   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodbury   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fortson   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Midland   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bibb City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      City Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Upatoi   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Molena   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hilltop   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barker Spring   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chambers (AL)
      Evansville (AL)   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      McCosh Mill (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Standing Rock (AL)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fredonia (AL)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lanett (AL)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Plant City (AL)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Five Points (AL)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eady City (AL)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Huguley (AL)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valley (AL)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      LaFayette (AL)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cusseta (AL)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Clay (AL)
      Motley (AL)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cragford (AL)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mellow Valley (AL)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cleburne (AL)
      Ranburne (AL)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Micaville (AL)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lee (AL)
      Salem (AL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Opelika (AL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      The Bottle (AL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smith's Station (AL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smiths (AL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waverly (AL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Prince Crossroads (AL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Auburn (AL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beauregard (AL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village (AL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Randolph (AL)
      Rock Mills (AL)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Roanoke (AL)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wadley (AL)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wedowee (AL)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodland (AL)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Graham (AL)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Almond (AL)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newell (AL)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morrison Crossroad (AL)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Russell (AL)
      Ladonia (AL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crawford (AL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phenix City (AL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tallapoosa (AL)
      Frog Eye (AL)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Daviston (AL)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camp Hill (AL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slaughters (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goldville (AL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Site (AL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Lake Forest Hills, see our County-by-County Page for Lake Forest Hills.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Lake Forest Hills:

These websites are specific to Georgia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Georgia Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Georgia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Troup County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Georgia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Georgia,     of Troup County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Georgia     Cemetery Wiki for Georgia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Georgia,     of Troup County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Georgia
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lake Forest Hills. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Forest Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0426, Longitude: -85.0980     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Forest Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Lake Forest Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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