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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 Giles County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Giles County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Marshall County

Sighting report for Maury 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 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 and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Forest Hill once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Forest Hill and extending to:

  • Pulaski [Map], which is the Seat of Giles County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Forest Hill to Pulaski, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 599 miles [964 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,472 miles [10,415.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,188 miles [11,568 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,064 miles [8,149.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

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.

Blooming Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Forest Hill   [Map]

Brick Church   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Cornersville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Diana   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Friendship   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Happy Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Krapp Spring   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Lynnville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Riversburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Waco   -   5 miles [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.

Edward Benjamin Townsend

Musician, composer. He was born in Fayetteville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 16, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 13, 2003 at an age of 74. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Fayetteville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Forest Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Benjamin Townsend<8>

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

Blount County

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

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

Cocke County

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

Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Cumberland County

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

This community is historic.

Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Humphreys County

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

Distance: About 70 miles [112.7 km] to the Northwest.

Shelby County

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

Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 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 325 miles [523 km] to the South Southwest.

California

San Francisco County

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

Distance: About 1,964 miles [3,160.8 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 446 miles [717.8 km] to the North.

Indiana

Decatur County

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

Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Posey County

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

Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the North.

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 151 miles [243 km] to the Northwest.

Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

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

Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the Southwest.

Rapides Parish

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

Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the Southwest.

Maryland

Harford County

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

Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the East 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 573 miles [922.2 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Hinds County

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

Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the Southwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Forest Hill   [Map]

Distance: About 1,354 miles [2,179.1 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 507 miles [815.9 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Forest Hill   [Map]

Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 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 497 miles [799.8 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Le Flore County

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

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Forest Hill   [Map]

Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Union County

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

Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northeast.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Forest Hill   [Map]

Distance: About 1,476 miles [2,375.4 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Harris County

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

Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the Southwest.

Lamar County

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

Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 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 616 miles [991.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Wood County

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

Distance: About 512 miles [824 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 444 miles [714.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Lynchburg City

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

Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 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 376 miles [605.1 km] to the East Northeast.

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About Giles County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Giles County: www.gilescounty-tn.us/

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

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' (or 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: 35.3215, 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>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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<4>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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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.877 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.769 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.967 degrees.

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<8>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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<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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