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Our Genealogy Helper for Forest Hills ...

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 Hills (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 Hills. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Forest Hills is located in Putnam County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Overton, Smith & White.

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

  DirDistance
Putnam     (The home county for Forest Hills)
  Cookeville   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Southtown Village   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Park Village   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Huntland   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  White Plains   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Shennon Village   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Algood   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Baxter   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bangham Village   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Jeremiah   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Burnett   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pekin - Historic   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Bledsoe
  Winesap   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hart - Historic   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ninemile   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cannon
  Woods   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Auburntown   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Thomas Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Manus Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Clay
  Celina   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Free Hill   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jenkins Village   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Moss   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Thompsons Store   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Cumberland
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Todd Town   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Creston   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dykes Crossroads   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lantana   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Newton   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greenbriar Village   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lake Tansi Village   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Woodlands   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fairfield Glade   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Center Ford   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
DeKalb
  Johnsons Chapel   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Young Bend   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Smithville   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Temperance Hall   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dowelltown   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Fentress
  Clarkrange   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cooper   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grimsley   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Little Crab   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cumberland Grove   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Allardt   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jackson
  Dodson Branch   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Nameless   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Burristown   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gainesboro   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Columbus Hill   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rough Point   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Whitleyville   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Macon
  Gibbs Crossroads   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mill Town   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Red Boiling Springs   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Morgan
  Bucklick   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Overton
  Duncan's Chapel - Historic   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lovejoy   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Obey City   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oak Dale   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Free Communion   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Taylors Crossroads   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Pickett
  Byrdstown   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Smith
  Gordonsville   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Defeated   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bluff Creek   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Carthage   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  South Carthage   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Difficult   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shaver Town   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rock City   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Trousdale
  Johntown   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hartsville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Van Buren
  Spencer   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sopha - Historic   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Warren
  Fall City   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Campaign   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rowland Station - Historic   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  McMinnville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Centertown   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Smyrna   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
White
  Sparta   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Darkey Springs   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ravenscroft   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Clarktown   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Doyle   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Quebeck   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
 
Wilson
  Cottage Home   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Round Top   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saulsbury   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Doaks Crossroads   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe (KY)
  Hestand (KY)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gamaliel (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tompkinsville (KY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Forest Hills ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Forest Hills, there are papers which were published within Less than 2 miles. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Forest Hills.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Hills:

These websites are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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

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

These pages are specific to Putnam County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bledsoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cannon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cumberland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
DeKalb County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fentress County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Macon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Overton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pickett County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Smith County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Trousdale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Van Buren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
White County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Putnam County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   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 ...
      Kentucky

Cemeteries Near Forest Hills ...

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

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 Hills covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Scarlett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Choate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Double Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Quarles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Quarles Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Wilmoth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morgan - Pippin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Pippin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bohannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sloan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rockwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Phy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Byers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McBroom Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Odd Fellows Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Cash Farley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dyer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Bohannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mayberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Skimiehan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Judd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dew Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Nash Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Robinson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Whitaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grogan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McReynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW A.B. Thompson Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Dyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Nash Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dobbs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Hitchcock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gullet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Byers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pippin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rodgers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Helms Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maddux Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Hutson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S O'Connor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brotherton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Birdwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Twelve Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Edmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smellage Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Dobbs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Southern Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Black Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cherry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chaffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Board Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stamps Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Netherland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dodson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Whitaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Forest Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Forest Hills.

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

Cookeville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Forest Hills
 - 1895 population of 469 people (with 34,005 people in 2018)
 - Cookeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ditty   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Forest Hills
 - Ditty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Forest Hills
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Double Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Goffton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Forest Hills
 - Goffton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Valley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forest Hills
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Dry Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selby - Historic   [Map]
 - While Selby was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Forest Hills
 - Selby had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boma   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Forest Hills
 - Boma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jeremiah   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Forest Hills
 - Jeremiah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Forest Hills
 - Burton had a post office and no railroad service

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Putnam County

About Tennessee

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 Putnam County: www.putnamcountytn.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Forest 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: 36.1509, Longitude: -85.5283     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Forest Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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