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The location of Forest Hills









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

The Putnam County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for White County

Sighting report for Jackson 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 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:

  • Cookeville [Map], which is the Seat of Putnam County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Forest Hills to Nashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 501 miles [806.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,374 miles [10,258 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 7,089 miles [11,408.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,965 miles [7,990.4 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.

Ditty   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Forest Hills   [Map]

Double Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Grandview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Green Acres   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Green Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Honeybrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

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

Indian Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Laurel Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Long Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Peekville (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pleasant View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Quality Estates   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Rolling Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Sun Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Tanglewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Wildwood   -   Less than 2 miles 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.

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].

Carthage [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: DeFord Bailey<7>

Lester Flatt     (Lester Raymond Flatt)

Musician. He was born in Duncan's Chapel (Tennessee) on Friday June 19, 1914 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday May 11, 1979 at an age of 64. He was buried at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery (White County, Tennessee) [Map].

Duncan's Chapel [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Flatt

Stan Earl Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Sparta (Tennessee) on Thursday August 17, 1944 and died in Sparta (Tennessee) on Tueday January 24, 2012 at an age of 67.

Sparta [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Forest Hills

Sparta [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan Earl Mitchell

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 68 miles [109.4 km] to the Southwest.

Davidson County

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

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

Greene County

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

Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the East.

Hamilton County

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

Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Knox County

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

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

Marshall County

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

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

Montgomery County

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

Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Sullivan County

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

Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the East.

Washington County

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

Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the East.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Calhoun County

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

Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the South.

Jefferson County

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

Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Lauderdale County

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

Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the Southwest.

Montgomery County

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

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

Saint Clair County

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

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

Talladega County

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

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

Tuscaloosa County

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

Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the South Southwest.

Arkansas

Hempstead County

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

Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the West Southwest.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Forest Hills   [Map]

Distance: About 2,082 miles [3,350.7 km] to the Northwest.

California

Sonoma County

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

Distance: About 2,045 miles [3,291.1 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 586 miles [943.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Lake County

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

Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Pasco County

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

Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Georgia

Bulloch County

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

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

Fayette County

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

Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Gwinnett County

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

Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Muscogee County

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

Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the South.

Richmond County

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

Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the 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 427 miles [687.2 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 274 miles [441 km] to the North.

Kansas

Sedgwick County

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

Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

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

Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the North.

Kenton County

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

Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Pike County

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

Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Maryland

Carroll County

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

Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Howard County

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

Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington County

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

Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Massachusetts

Suffolk County

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

Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Ingham County

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

Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the North.

Kent County

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

Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Lee County

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

Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the Southwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Forest Hills   [Map]

Distance: About 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Queens County

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

Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Saratoga County

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

Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Alamance County

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

Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the East.

Caldwell County

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

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

Cumberland County

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

Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 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 294 miles [473.1 km] to the East.

Jackson County

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

Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Lee County

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

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

New Hanover County

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

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

Pitt County

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

Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the East.

Rockingham County

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

Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the East.

Rowan County

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

Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the East.

Rutherford County

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

Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Transylvania County

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

Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the East Southeast.

Union County

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

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

Wake County

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

Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the East.

Wilkes County

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

Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the East.

Wilson County

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

Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 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 229 miles [368.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Clark County

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

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

Pike County

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

Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Forest Hills   [Map]

Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the Northeast.

Dauphin County

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

Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 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 549 miles [883.5 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Anderson County

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

Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Charleston County

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

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

Cherokee County

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

Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Chester County

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

Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Darlington County

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

Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Greenville County

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

Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Greenwood County

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

Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the Southeast.

Oconee County

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

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

Richland County

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

Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Sumter County

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

Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the East Southeast.

York County

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

Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 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 507 miles [815.9 km] to the East.

Danville City

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

Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the East.

Montgomery County

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

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Page County

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

Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Prince William County

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

Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Suffolk City

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

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

Virginia Beach City

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

Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

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

Ohio County

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

Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the Northeast.

Wood County

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

Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the Northeast.

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About Putnam County

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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 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 'straight-line' 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>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 313.024 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.902 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.158 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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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