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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Forest Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Forest Hill and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Forest Hill and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Forest Hill. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Forest Hill.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Blount County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Blount County sighting report from eBird.

Since Forest Hill is near Monroe County and also Knox County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Monroe County

Sighting report for Knox County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Forest Hill.

How Far From Forest Hill to ...

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

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

  • Maryville [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies just to the North.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 160 miles [257.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Forest Hill to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 439 miles [706.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 25 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,331 miles [10,188.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,040 miles [11,329.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,916 miles [7,911.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Forest Hill ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bestview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Forest Hill   [Map]

Blockhouse   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Cherokee Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Cherokee Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Forest Glen   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Green Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Greenwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Heritage Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Maryville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Sixmile   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Sunset View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Forest Hill. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Reggie Cobb

Professional football. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday July 7, 1968 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday April 20, 2019 at an age of 50. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Forest Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb<7>

David Glenn Douglas

Professional football. He was born in Spring City (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 20, 1963 and died in Maryville (Tennessee) on Saturday February 27, 2016 at an age of 52.

Spring City [Map] is located 50 miles [80.5 km] to the west of Forest Hill

Maryville [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Forest Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas

Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves

Musician. He was born in Tellico Plains (Tennessee) on Tueday September 27, 1927 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday September 30, 2006 at an age of 79.

Tellico Plains [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Forest Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves

Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.

Professional basketball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday April 28, 1940 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Monday August 17, 2009 at an age of 69. He was buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Forest Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.

Billy Meyer

Major League Baseball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday January 14, 1892 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday March 31, 1957 at an age of 65. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Forest Hill

Knoxville [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Forest Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer

Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

Professional football. He was born in Townsend (Tennessee) on Tueday March 16, 1920 and died in Signal Hills (Tennessee) on Sunday September 16, 2007 at an age of 87. He was buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee) [Map].

Townsend [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Forest Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.

Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at an age of 57. He was buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Forest Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.

Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.

Musician. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 7, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Sunday September 13, 1987 at an age of 59.

Knoxville [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Forest Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.

John 'Big John' Tate

Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Forest Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

Communities Also Named Forest Hill ...

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

Within Tennessee, there are 5 communities which are also named Forest Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 40 communities in the United States and Canada - with 41 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee


Other Communities Located In Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Cocke County   [Map]

Distance: About 51 miles [82.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Cumberland County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 58 miles [93.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Giles County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Giles County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the West.

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Humphreys County   [Map]

Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the West.

Shelby County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the West.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Mobile County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Mobile County   [Map]

Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the Southwest.

California

San Francisco County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, San Francisco County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,120 miles [3,411.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Gunnison County

This community is historic.

Although located in Gunnison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Decatur County   [Map]

Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the North Northwest.

Posey County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Posey County   [Map]

Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the Northwest.

Kansas

Lyon County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Lyon County

This community is historic.

Although located in Lyon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Morris County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Morris County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<9>

Although located in Morris County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Russell County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Russell County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Russell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wallace County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Wallace County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Wallace County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

McCracken County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, McCracken County   [Map]

Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Forest Hill, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the Southwest.

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Rapides Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Suffolk County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Suffolk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Gratiot County   [Map]

Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Hinds County   [Map]

Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the West Southwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Forest Hill   [Map]

Distance: About 1,208 miles [1,944.1 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Camden County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Camden County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Essex County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Essex County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Essex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ocean County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Ocean County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Ocean County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Forsyth County

This community is historic.

Although located in Forsyth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Forest Hill   [Map]

Distance: About 1,334 miles [2,146.9 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Cuyahoga County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Cuyahoga County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Summit County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Summit County   [Map]

Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Le Flore County   [Map]

Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the West.

Ontario

Our profile page for Forest Hill   [Map]

Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Union County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the Northeast.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Forest Hill   [Map]

Distance: About 1,329 miles [2,138.8 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Harris County   [Map]

Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Lamar County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Lamar County   [Map]

Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the West.

Potter County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Potter County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Potter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Tarrant County   [Map]

Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the West.

Wood County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Brunswick County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Brunswick County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Campbell County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Campbell County   [Map]

Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Lynchburg City

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Lynchburg City   [Map]

Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Richmond City

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Richmond City

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Richmond City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

West Virginia

Summers County

Our profile page for Forest Hill, Summers County   [Map]

Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the Northeast.

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About Blount County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.korrnet.org/blountco/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7029, Longitude: -83.9663     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.066 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.738 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.622 degrees.

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<7>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.

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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 Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Forest Hill could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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