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Introduction ...

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

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 Hills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Forest Hills and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Forest Hills 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 Hills. 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 Hills.

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

The Davidson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Forest Hills is near Williamson County and also Cheatham County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Williamson County

Sighting report for Cheatham 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 Hills.

How Far From Forest Hills 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 city such as Forest Hills 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 Hills and extending to:

  • Nashville [Map], which is the Seat of Davidson County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies just to the North Northeast (NNE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 571 miles [918.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Forest Hills to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 33 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 23 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,431 miles [10,349.7 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 7,150 miles [11,506.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,025 miles [8,087 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Forest Hills ...

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.

Berry Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Forest Hills   [Map]

Cherokee Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Derby Glen   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Fountainhead   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Foxland Hall   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Green Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hunters Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hunters Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Land Mark   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Meadowlake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Poplar Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

River Rest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Stevens Shop (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Walnut Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [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 Hills. 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.

Duane Allman     (Howard Duane Allman)

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Friday October 29, 1971 at an age of 24. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Duane Allman<7>

Gregg Allman     (Gregg LeNoir Allman)

Musician - a member of the 'Allman Brothers Band'. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 8, 1947 and died in Richmond Hill (Georgia) on Saturday May 27, 2017 at an age of 69. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gregg Allman

Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

Musician. He was born in Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at an age of 77. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

DeFord Bailey

Musician. He was born in Carthage (Tennessee) on Thursday December 14, 1899 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1982 at an age of 82. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: DeFord Bailey

Edward Emerson Barnard

Astronomer. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday October 16, 1857 and died in Williams Bay (Wisconsin) on Tueday February 6, 1923 at an age of 65. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Emerson Barnard

John Andrew Beazley

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday May 25, 1918 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday April 21, 1990 at an age of 71. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Andrew Beazley

Leroy Carr

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday March 7, 1905 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Monday April 29, 1935 at an age of 30. He was buried at Floral Park Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leroy Carr

Wayne H. Carson

Songwriter, producer. He was born in Denver (Colorado) on Tueday May 5, 1942 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday July 20, 2015 at an age of 73. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne H. Carson

June Carter Cash     (Born as Valerie June Carter)

Oscar nominated actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, author. She was born in Maces Spring (Virginia) on Sunday June 23, 1929 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Thursday May 15, 2003 at an age of 73.

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Carter Cash

William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at an age of 84. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Adolphus Anthony 'Doc' Cheatham

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday June 13, 1905 and died in Washington, DC [Map] on Monday June 2, 1997 at an age of 92. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adolphus Anthony 'Doc' Cheatham

Danny Davis

Musician. He was born in Dorchester (Massachusetts) on Friday May 29, 1925 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Thursday June 12, 2008 at an age of 83. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Davis

Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day

Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at an age of 75.

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day

Communities Also Named Forest Hills ...

We have found 97 communities that share the name Forest Hills.

Within Tennessee, there are 9 communities which are also named Forest Hills. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 88 communities in the United States and Canada - with 93 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

Bedford County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Bedford County   [Map]

Distance: About 46 miles [74 km] to the South Southeast.

Greene County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the East.

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the Southeast.

Knox County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the East.

Marshall County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 42 miles [67.6 km] to the South.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 43 miles [69.2 km] to the Northwest.

Putnam County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Putnam County   [Map]

Distance: About 73 miles [117.5 km] to the East.

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East.

Washington County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the East.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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FloridaMassachusettsOhio 
 
GeorgiaMichiganOntario 

Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Calhoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the South.

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Lauderdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 96 miles [154.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the South.

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Saint Clair County   [Map]

Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the South.

Talladega County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Talladega County   [Map]

Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the South.

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the South Southwest.

Arkansas

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Hempstead County   [Map]

Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the West Southwest.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Forest Hills   [Map]

Distance: About 2,028 miles [3,263.7 km] to the Northwest.

California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Sonoma County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,976 miles [3,180.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Gilpin County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Gilpin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Lake County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the Southeast.

Pasco County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Pasco County   [Map]

Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Bulloch County   [Map]

Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the Southeast.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the Southeast.

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Gwinnett County   [Map]

Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the Southeast.

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Richmond County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Richmond County   [Map]

Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Cook County

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

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

Kane County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Kane County   [Map]

Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the North.

Indiana

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Hamilton County

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

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

Lake County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Lake County

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

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Sedgwick County   [Map]

Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Kenton County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Kenton County   [Map]

Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Pike County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Howard County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Massachusetts

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Suffolk County   [Map]

Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Ingham County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Ingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the North Northeast.

Kent County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Lee County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the Southwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Forest Hills   [Map]

Distance: About 1,258 miles [2,024.6 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Queens County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Queens County   [Map]

Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Saratoga County   [Map]

Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Alamance County   [Map]

Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the East.

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Caldwell County   [Map]

Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the East.

Cumberland County

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

Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the East.

Durham County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Durham County

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

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

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Forsyth County   [Map]

Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Lee County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the East.

New Hanover County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, New Hanover County   [Map]

Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Pitt County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Pitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the East.

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East.

Rowan County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Rowan County   [Map]

Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the East.

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Rutherford County   [Map]

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

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Transylvania County   [Map]

Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Union County

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

Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the East.

Wake County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Wake County   [Map]

Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the East.

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Wilkes County   [Map]

Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the East.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Forest Hills

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

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

Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Clark County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Pike County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Forest Hills   [Map]

Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the Northeast.

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Dauphin County   [Map]

Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the East Northeast.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Lancaster County

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

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

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Philadelphia County

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

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

York County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Charleston County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Charleston County   [Map]

Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Chester County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Darlington County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Darlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Greenville County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Greenville County   [Map]

Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Greenwood County   [Map]

Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Oconee County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Oconee County   [Map]

Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Richland County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Sumter County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Sumter County   [Map]

Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the East Southeast.

York County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Bexar County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Bexar County

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

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

Smith County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Smith County

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

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

Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Chesapeake City   [Map]

Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the East.

Danville City

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Danville City   [Map]

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Montgomery County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Page County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Page County   [Map]

Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Prince William County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Prince William County   [Map]

Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Suffolk City   [Map]

Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the East.

Virginia Beach City

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Virginia Beach City   [Map]

Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio County

Our profile page for Forest Hills, Ohio County   [Map]

Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the Northeast.

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

Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the Northeast.

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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 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forest Hills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0651, Longitude: -86.8403     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Hills 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 Hills 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 313.829 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.817 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.738 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>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 Hills 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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<9>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 Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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