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Our Genealogy Helper for Forest Hill ...

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 Forest Hill (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 Hill. 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.

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 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.

Forest Hill is located in Cocke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cocke County: Haywood (NC), Madison (NC), Greene, Hamblen, Jefferson & Sevier.

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

  DirDistance
Cocke     (The home county for Forest Hill)
  Parrottsville   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Bybee   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  West Myers   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Jaybird   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Newport   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Del Rio   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Clevenger   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Carson Springs   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bailey Town   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Tom Town   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Claiborne
  Evans Ferry   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Raven Hill   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Caney Valley   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lone Mountain   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Tazewell   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tazewell   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grainger
  Wyatt Village   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dyers Ferry   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wa-Ni Village   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bean Station   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Beans   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Massengill Mill   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Thorn Hill   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Blaine   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Greene
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mosheim   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Camp Creek   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Greeneville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Forest Hills   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Water Fork Mill   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bolton Estates   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Henshaw - Historic   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tusculum   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Afton   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Hamblen
  White Pine   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Monte Vista Estates   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Silver City   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  East Village   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Whitesburg   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Casablanca   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bright - Historic   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Collons Ferry   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Hancock
  Yount Town   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Trent Valley   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sneedville   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hawkins
  Bulls Gap   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Red Bridge Ferry   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mooresburg Springs   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Strahl   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rogersville   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Surgoinsville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greenland   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jefferson
  Baneberry   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Dandridge   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rock Town   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Flat Gap   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jefferson City   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cook Mill   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dumplin   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rocky Valley   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  New Market   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Knox
  Peters Mill   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Thorn Grove   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kimberlin Heights   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mascot   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mayo - Historic   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Moshina Heights   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kings Valley   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ramsey Ferry   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ridgeview Heights   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sevier
  Harrisburg   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pittman Center   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sevierville   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Catlettsburg   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Henry Crossroads   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Gatlinburg   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pigeon Forge   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kodak   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chalet Village   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Starkeytown   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oak City   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Sullivan
  Blair Gap   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Unicoi
  Clear Branch   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ernestville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bumpus Cove   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Banner Hill   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Erwin   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Union
  Luttrell   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Washington
  Nolichucky - Historic   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bowmantown   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ducktown   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Telford   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kansas City   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fall Branch   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Buncombe (NC)
  Sandymush (NC)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alexander (NC)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Leicester (NC)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stoney Knob (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Weaverville (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Woodfin (NC)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Candler (NC)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Barnardsville (NC)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Enka (NC)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Haywood (NC)
  Lake Junaluska (NC)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Maggie Valley (NC)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clyde (NC)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  West Canton (NC)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Waynesville (NC)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Canton (NC)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hazelwood (NC)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Morning Star (NC)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bethel (NC)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jackson (NC)
  Paint Town (NC)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Balsam (NC)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Madison (NC)
  Hot Springs (NC)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Allenstand (NC)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Chapel Hill (NC)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Cutshalltown (NC)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Allegheny (NC)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marshall (NC)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mars Hill (NC)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bethel (NC)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ivy (NC)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Swain (NC)
  Oconaluftee Indian Village (NC)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cherokee (NC)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Forest Hill ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Forest Hill, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Forest Hill.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites 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 Forest Hill:

These websites are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //sos.tn.gov/tsla

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

These pages are specific to Cocke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Claiborne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grainger County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamblen County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hancock County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hawkins County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Knox County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sevier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sullivan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Unicoi County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buncombe County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Haywood County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Swain County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Cocke County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Tennessee, for Cocke 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 Tennessee
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      North Carolina

Cemeteries Near Forest Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Forest Hill.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Forest Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Ottinger Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW O'Dell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Susong Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Faubion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S McNabb Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harneds Chapel Graveyard   [Map]     
  W Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stokely's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kilgore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nichols Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hearst Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mantooth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Slate Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Calfee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Finchum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Graham Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Frances Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Breeden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mooneyham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mooneyham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Turnley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nazarene Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Resthaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bridges Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Abe Hartsell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Kyker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Varner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Calder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Justis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Justis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cutshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cutshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kesterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Luster Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wisecarver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Daughty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Starnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Helm Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swannsylvania Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lawson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rinehart 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 Forest Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Forest Hill.

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

Oldtown   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Forest Hill
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Oldtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Forest Hill
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
 
Parrottsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Forest Hill
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 289 people in 2018)
 - Parrottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newport   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Forest Hill
 - 1895 population of 658 people (with 6,801 people in 2018)
 - Newport had a post office and railroad service
 
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Forest Hill
 - Salem had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bybee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Forest Hill
 - Bybee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ottinger   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Forest Hill
 - Ottinger had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edwina   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forest Hill
 - Edwina had a post office and no railroad service

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 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: 35.9959, Longitude: -83.1199     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Hill 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: findagrave.com.

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

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