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

The Knox County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Blount County

Sighting report for Hamilton 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 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 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:

  • Knoxville [Map], which is the Seat of Knox County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 156 miles [251.1 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Forest Hills 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 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 432 miles [695.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 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 6,320 miles [10,171.1 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 7,031 miles [11,315.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,907 miles [7,897.1 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.

Arrowhead   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Forest Hills   [Map]

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

Countryside   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Deep Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Fair Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Fox Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Galewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Green Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Hickory Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hidden Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Holiday Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Landmark   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Lincoln Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lyons View   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Marble City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Mockingbird Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Pleasant Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Pleasant Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Ridgedale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Riverbend   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Rocky Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Stonebrook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Suburban Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Third Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Timberlake   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Topside   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [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.

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].

Luttrell [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<7>

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb

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.

Maryville [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Knoxville [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Forest Hills

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

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

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 140 miles [225.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Davidson County

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

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

Greene County

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

Distance: About 67 miles [107.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Hamilton County

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

Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the Southwest.

Marshall County

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

Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the West.

Montgomery County

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

Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Putnam County

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

Distance: About 87 miles [140 km] to the West.

Sullivan County

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

Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington County

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

Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the East Northeast.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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GeorgiaMichiganOntario 

Alabama

Calhoun County

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

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

Jefferson County

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

Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the Southwest.

Lauderdale County

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

Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Montgomery County

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

Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the South Southwest.

Saint Clair County

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

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

Talladega County

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

Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the Southwest.

Tuscaloosa County

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

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

Arkansas

Hempstead County

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

Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the West Southwest.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Forest Hills   [Map]

Distance: About 2,159 miles [3,474.6 km] to the Northwest.

California

Sonoma County

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

Distance: About 2,132 miles [3,431.1 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 551 miles [886.7 km] to the South.

Lake County

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

Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Pasco County

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

Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the South.

Georgia

Bulloch County

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

Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Fayette County

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

Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the South.

Gwinnett County

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

Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the South.

Muscogee County

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

Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the South Southwest.

Richmond County

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

Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the South 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 476 miles [766 km] to the North Northwest.

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 303 miles [487.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Kansas

Sedgwick County

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

Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

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

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

Kenton County

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

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

Pike County

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

Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Carroll County

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

Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the Northeast.

Howard County

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

Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington County

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

Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Suffolk County

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

Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Ingham County

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

Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the North.

Kent County

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

Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Lee County

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

Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the West Southwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Forest Hills   [Map]

Distance: About 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Queens County

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

Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northeast.

Saratoga County

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

Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Alamance County

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

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

Caldwell County

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

Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East.

Cumberland County

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

Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 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 209 miles [336.4 km] to the East.

Jackson County

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

Distance: About 63 miles [101.4 km] to the Southeast.

Lee County

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

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

New Hanover County

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

Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Pitt County

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

Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the East.

Rockingham County

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

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

Rowan County

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

Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the East.

Rutherford County

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

Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Transylvania County

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

Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the Southeast.

Union County

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

Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Wake County

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

Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the East.

Wilkes County

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

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

Wilson County

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

Distance: About 338 miles [544 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 240 miles [386.2 km] to the North.

Clark County

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

Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the North.

Pike County

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

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Forest Hills   [Map]

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

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Dauphin County

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

Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the 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 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Anderson County

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

Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the Southeast.

Charleston County

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

Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the Southeast.

Cherokee County

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

Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Chester County

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

Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Darlington County

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

Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Greenville County

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

Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the Southeast.

Greenwood County

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

Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the Southeast.

Oconee County

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

Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the Southeast.

Richland County

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

Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the Southeast.

Sumter County

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

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

York County

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

Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 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 424 miles [682.4 km] to the East.

Danville City

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

Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the East.

Montgomery County

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

This community is historic.<9>

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

Page County

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

Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Prince William County

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

Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the East Northeast.

Suffolk City

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

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

Virginia Beach City

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

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

West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio County

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

Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Wood County

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

Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the North Northeast.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Knox County: www.knoxcounty.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forest Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9426, Longitude: -83.9866     [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 312.083 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.792 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.567 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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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