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Our Genealogy Helper for Forest Hills ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for 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.

Name Variations for Forest Hills ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

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

Forest Hills has also been known as: Forest Hills village and Village of Forest Hills.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Forest Hills is located in Jackson County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Haywood, Macon, Swain, Transylvania & Oconee (SC).

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

  • Jackson County     (The home county of Forest Hills)
    • Cullowhee [Jackson County]
    • Webster [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Greens Creek [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Creek
      • Greens Creek [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greens Creek
    • Tuckasegee [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckasegee
      • Tuckasegee [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckasegee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckasegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuckasegee<2>
    • Sylva [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylva
      • Sylva [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,739 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylva<2>
    • Dillsboro [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillsboro
      • Dillsboro [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillsboro<2>
    • Ruby City [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby City
      • Ruby City [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby City
    • Argura [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argura
      • Argura [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argura
    • Wilmot [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmot
      • Wilmot [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot
    • Glenville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<2>
    • Balsam [Jackson County]
    • Paint Town [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint Town
      • Paint Town [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paint Town
  • Buncombe County
    • Candler [Buncombe County]
    • Enka [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enka
      • Enka [Buncombe County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enka<2>
    • Leicester [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leicester
      • Leicester [Buncombe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leicester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leicester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leicester<2>
    • Arden [Buncombe County]
    • Skyland [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyland
      • Skyland [Buncombe County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skyland<2>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
  • Cherokee County
    • Topton [Cherokee County]
    • Andrews [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andrews
      • Andrews [Cherokee County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,855 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andrews have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andrews
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andrews<2>
  • Clay County
    • Hayesville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayesville
      • Hayesville [Clay County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayesville<2>
  • Graham County
    • Bear Creek [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Creek
      • Bear Creek [Graham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Creek
    • Robbinsville [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robbinsville
      • Robbinsville [Graham County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robbinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robbinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robbinsville<2>
    • Fontana Dam [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fontana Dam
      • Fontana Dam [Graham County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6 people
      • Fontana Dam has also been known as:
      • Fontana Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fontana Dam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fontana Dam<2>
    • Lake Santeetlah [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Santeetlah
      • Lake Santeetlah [Graham County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43 people
      • Lake Santeetlah has also been known as:
      • Santeetla
      • Santeetlah
      • Santultah
      • Thunderbird Mountain
      • Thunderbird
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Santeetlah
  • Haywood County
    • Hazelwood [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
      • Hazelwood [Haywood County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
    • Maggie Valley [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maggie Valley
      • Maggie Valley [Haywood County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maggie Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maggie Valley<2>
    • Waynesville [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesville
      • Waynesville [Haywood County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesville<2>
    • Bethel [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Haywood County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Lake Junaluska [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Junaluska
      • Lake Junaluska [Haywood County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Junaluska have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Junaluska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Junaluska<2>
    • Clyde [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Haywood County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<2>
    • West Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Canton
      • West Canton [Haywood County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Canton
    • Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Haywood County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<2>
    • Morning Star [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morning Star
      • Morning Star [Haywood County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
  • Henderson County
    • Etowah [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etowah
      • Etowah [Henderson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etowah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etowah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Etowah<2>
    • Horse Shoe [Henderson County]
    • Mills River [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mills River
      • Mills River [Henderson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<2>
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<2>
    • Fletcher [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
      • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<2>
    • Mountain Home [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [Henderson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Home<2>
  • Macon County
    • Franklin [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Macon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<2>
    • Otto [Macon County]
    • Scaly Mountain [Macon County]
    • Fairview [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Macon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
  • Swain County
    • Unahala [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unahala
      • Unahala [Swain County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unahala
    • Cherokee [Swain County]
    • Oconaluftee Indian Village [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oconaluftee Indian Village
      • Oconaluftee Indian Village [Swain County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oconaluftee Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oconaluftee Indian Village
    • Bryson City [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryson City
      • Bryson City [Swain County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,443 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryson City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryson City<2>
    • Almond [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almond
      • Almond [Swain County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almond<2>
    • Forney [Swain County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forney
      • Forney [Swain County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Forest Hills
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Forney. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Judson [Swain County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judson
      • Judson [Swain County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Forest Hills
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Judson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Wesser [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesser
      • Wesser [Swain County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesser
    • Bushnell [Swain County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushnell
      • Bushnell [Swain County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Forest Hills
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bushnell. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Nantahala [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nantahala
      • Nantahala [Swain County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nantahala
  • Transylvania County
    • Sapphire [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sapphire
      • Sapphire [Transylvania County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sapphire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sapphire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sapphire<2>
    • Balsam Grove [Transylvania County]
    • Lake Toxaway [Transylvania County]
    • Toxaway Falls [Transylvania County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toxaway Falls
      • Toxaway Falls [Transylvania County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Forest Hills
    • Rosman [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosman
      • Rosman [Transylvania County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosman<2>
    • Brevard [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brevard
      • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brevard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brevard<2>
    • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah Forest
      • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pisgah Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisgah Forest<2>
    • Seven Springs [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Springs
      • Seven Springs [Transylvania County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Springs
    • Penrose [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penrose
      • Penrose [Transylvania County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penrose<2>
    • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Mountain
      • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Mountain<2>
  • Rabun County (GA)
    • Sky Valley [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sky Valley
      • Sky Valley [Rabun County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sky Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sky Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sky Valley<2>
    • Dillard [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillard
      • Dillard [Rabun County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillard<2>
    • Antioch [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Rabun County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Mountain City [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain City
      • Mountain City [Rabun County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<2>
    • Clayton [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Rabun County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,103 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<2>
    • Tiger [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiger
      • Tiger [Rabun County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 418 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tiger<2>
    • Wiley [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiley
      • Wiley [Rabun County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wiley<2>
    • Lakemont [Rabun County]
    • Tallulah Falls [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallulah Falls
      • Tallulah Falls [Rabun County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallulah Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallulah Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallulah Falls<2>
  • Towns County (GA)
    • Tate City [Towns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tate City
      • Tate City [Towns County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tate City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tate City
    • Hiawassee [Towns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiawassee
      • Hiawassee [Towns County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 917 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiawassee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiawassee<2>
  • Oconee County (SC)
    • Mountain Rest [Oconee County]
    • Tamassee [Oconee County]
    • Salem [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Oconee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<2>
    • Longcreek [Oconee County]
    • Walhalla [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walhalla
      • Walhalla [Oconee County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,460 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walhalla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walhalla<2>
    • West Union [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Oconee County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<2>
  • Pickens County (SC)
    • Rocky Bottom [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Bottom
      • Rocky Bottom [Pickens County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Bottom
    • Sunset [Pickens County]
    • Pickens [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Pickens County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<2>
    • Six Mile [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Mile
      • Six Mile [Pickens County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Mile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Six Mile<2>
  • Cocke County (TN)
  • Sevier County (TN)
    • Pittman Center [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittman Center
      • Pittman Center [Sevier County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittman Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittman Center
    • Gatlinburg [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatlinburg
      • Gatlinburg [Sevier County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,779 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatlinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gatlinburg<2>
    • Starkeytown [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkeytown
      • Starkeytown [Sevier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Forest Hills
      • Estimated population in 2014: 431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkeytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkeytown
    • Pigeon Forge [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon Forge
      • Pigeon Forge [Sevier County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pigeon Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pigeon Forge<2>

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

Newspapers Published in 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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Forest Hills, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Forest Hills.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from Georgia
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Forest Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of 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 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 Forest Hills covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Cox Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cox Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cox Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox Cemetery
  • Rogers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rogers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rogers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Cemetery
  • Wilson Cemetery
  • Wike Cemetery
  • Ash Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ash Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ash Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ash Cemetery
  • Stillwell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stillwell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stillwell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwell Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

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.<6>

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

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

  • Cullowhee [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullowhee
    • Cullowhee [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Forest Hills
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cullowhee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cullowhee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cullowhee<2>
  • Fallcliff [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallcliff
    • Fallcliff [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Forest Hills
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fallcliff had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallcliff
  • East Laport [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Laport
    • East Laport [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, East Laport had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Laport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Laport
  • Webster [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
    • Webster [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Forest Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 209 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Webster had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
  • Tuckasegee [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckasegee
    • Tuckasegee [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Forest Hills
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tuckasegee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckasegee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckasegee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuckasegee<2>
  • Cowarts [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowarts
    • Cowarts [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cowarts had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowarts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowarts
  • Continue List ...
    • Sylva [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylva
      • Sylva [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,739 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sylva had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylva<2>
    • Dillsboro [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillsboro
      • Dillsboro [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dillsboro had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillsboro<2>
    • Beta [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beta
      • Beta [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Forest Hills
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beta had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beta
    • Addie [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addie
      • Addie [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Forest Hills
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Addie had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addie
    • Ellijay [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellijay
      • Ellijay [Macon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Forest Hills
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ellijay had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellijay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellijay
    • Big Ridge [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Ridge
      • Big Ridge [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Forest Hills
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Big Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Ridge
    • Rich Mountain [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Mountain
      • Rich Mountain [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Forest Hills
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rich Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Mountain
    • Glenville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Forest Hills
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glenville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<2>
    • Wilmot [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmot
      • Wilmot [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Forest Hills
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilmot had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Forest Hills. See our List of 1890's Communities around Forest Hills.

Mentions & References for Forest Hills

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Jackson County

About North Carolina

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

The official website for Jackson County: www.jacksonnc.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forest Hills) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Forest Hills. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forest HillsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2984, Longitude: -83.1911    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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: findagrave.com.
<6>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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