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Welcome to Forest Hills ...

The village of Forest Hills is located in Jackson County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Forest Hills has a population of 373 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Forest Hills.

The village of Forest Hills has also been called Forest Hills village. and Village of Forest Hills. For more information about the names of Forest Hills, see The Names of Forest Hills on our Genealogy Page.

Forest Hills is 2,290 feet [698 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Forest Hills is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Forest Hills lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Forest Hills: (828)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Forest Hills had an population of 373 people. This is an increase of 2.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Forest Hills had a population of 365 people. This makes Forest Hills the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 365 people, the population of Forest Hills increased 10.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 330 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Forest Hills.

Communities Also Named Forest Hills ...

While we believe that this Forest Hills is located in Jackson County, we know of another 16 North Carolina communities named Forest Hills. Those communities are located in the following counties: Alamance, Caldwell, Cumberland, Durham, Forsyth, Lee, New Hanover, Pitt, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Transylvania, Union, Wake, Wilkes and Wilson County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 97 communities that are also named Forest Hills - they are located in Alabama (7), Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Florida (3), Georgia (5), Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Kansas, Kentucky (3), Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi, New Brunswick, New York (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina (11), Tennessee (10), Texas (2), Virginia (7) and West Virginia (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Forest Hills.

Communities near Forest Hills ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Forest Hills.

  • Waynesville [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesville
    • Waynesville [Haywood County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesville<6>
  • Franklin [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Macon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> 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<6>
  • Sylva [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylva
    • Sylva [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> 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<6>
  • Hazelwood [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
    • Hazelwood [Haywood County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Forest Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bryson City [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryson City
      • Bryson City [Swain County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryson City<6>
    • Maggie Valley [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maggie Valley
      • Maggie Valley [Haywood County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maggie Valley<6>
    • Highlands [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highlands
      • Highlands [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Forest Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highlands
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highlands<6>
    • Dillsboro [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillsboro
      • Dillsboro [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillsboro<6>
    • Greens Creek [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Creek
      • Greens Creek [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> 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]<4> to the southeast of Forest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckasegee have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckasegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuckasegee<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Forest Hills. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Forest Hills.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Forest Hills. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Forest Hills.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest Hills. See our Newspapers Page for Forest Hills.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forest Hills ...

Looking for more information about Forest Hills? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Forest Hills, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Forest Hills.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Jackson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Forest Hills.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forest Hills - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for your convenience: 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    
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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