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Forest Hill, Tennessee
(Giles County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Forest Hill ...

So far, we have found very little information about Forest Hill. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Forest Hill to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Forest Hill, please Contact Us.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Forest Hill is historic, it would have been located within present day Giles County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Giles County: Limestone (AL), Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall & Maury.

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:

Giles     (The home county for Forest Hill)
  Olivet   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]<2>
  Lynnville   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Trigg   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Powell Chapel   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wales   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gordon   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Aymett Town   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Weakley   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Green Field   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wheelerton   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Elkton   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Dickson Town   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Palmetto   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Whitaker   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Anchor Mill - Historic   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Unionville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Shelbyville   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Vannatta   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Raus   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wartrace   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bell Buckle   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Garner Ford   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Aetna   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Primm Springs   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Graytown   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Prospect   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Webber City   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fall River   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Ethridge   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Lawrenceburg   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Park Grove   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Liberty Grove   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Loretto   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rascal Town   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saint Joseph   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Iron City   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Voorhies   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hohenwald   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Boonshill   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dellrose   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Pearl City   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Belleville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Elk Mill Village   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clarks Ferry   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Park City Heights   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Park City   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Corder Crossroads   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gattistown   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Flintville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cornersville   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  New Town   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Delina   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Orrs   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Southport   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Scotts Mill   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Frierson Town   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Graymere Manor   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Jonesboro - Historic   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Armour Village   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sawdust   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  New Town   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lynchburg   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Eagleville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Corning - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ashland Ford   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Duplex   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wilkes - Historic   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Thompson's Station   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Peytonsville   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Parry   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Colbert (AL)
  Garner (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lauderdale (AL)
  Bethel (AL)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Anderson (AL)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lexington (AL)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Belew (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Estep (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cedar Hill (AL)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Corum (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Slabtown (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Comer (AL)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Green Hill (AL)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rogersville (AL)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elgin (AL)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Limestone (AL)
  Ardmore (AL)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clifton (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Estaville (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lester (AL)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Caro (AL)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elkmont (AL)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cairo (AL)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Athens (AL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Country Village (AL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Capshaw (AL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tanner (AL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Madison (AL)
  Toney (AL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harvest (AL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hazel Green (AL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Meridianville (AL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hillsboro (AL)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 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 30 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 13 miles [20.9 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 start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 //

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 Giles County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bedford County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Hickman County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Lewis County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Maury County:     Cyndi's



Moore County:     Cyndi's



Rutherford County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Williamson County:     Cyndi's



Colbert County (AL):     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County (AL):     Cyndi's



Limestone County (AL):     Cyndi's



Madison County (AL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

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 ...

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 &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Everbright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Simpson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Daught Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dabney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Briggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dickerson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SW Tinnon Burial Ground   [Map]     
  SW Reynold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Samuel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robertson Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lynnwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dabney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elk Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mars Mausoleum   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tinen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Round Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Waco Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilsford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Wilkerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shadden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Powell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Colvett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carvell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Braden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Batts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McNeese Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brown & Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beech Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilkes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Petty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Joines Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Morris Town Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kellums Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beech Cliff Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beechwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rise - Warden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Briar Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yokley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Campbellsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Old Graveyard Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Akers - Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maplewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Tarpley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bradshaw - Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beatty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Landon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCorkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McAteer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE London Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Purdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hogan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Redding Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shane Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Yokley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Booker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Eason Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Aymett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Aymett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Houze Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Frankewing Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hobby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arthur Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gipson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE London Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tillmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fitzpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Renfro Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gipsonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Amis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cohea Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rhea Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Amis 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.

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.

Odd Fellows Hall   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Forest Hill
 - Odd Fellows Hall had a post office and no railroad service
Bufords   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Forest Hill
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Bufords had a post office and railroad service
Brick Church   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Forest Hill
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Brick Church had a post office and no railroad service
Lynnville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Forest Hill
 - 1895 population of 243 people (with 302 people in 2018)
 - Lynnville had a post office and railroad service
Bivens   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Forest Hill
 - Bivens had a post office and no railroad service
Sumac   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Forest Hill
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Sumac had a post office and no railroad service
Diana   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forest Hill
 - Diana had a post office and no railroad service
Cornersville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Forest Hill
 - 1895 population of 314 people (with 1,257 people in 2018)
 - Cornersville had a post office and no railroad service
Wales   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Forest Hill
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 2,031 people in 2014)
 - Wales had a post office and 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>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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<2>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 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: 35.3215, Longitude: -86.9711     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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