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

The Washington County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Carter County

Sighting report for Unicoi 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:

  • Jonesborough [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the West.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 245 miles [394.3 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 nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 343 miles [552 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,238 miles [10,039.1 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 6,945 miles [11,176.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,822 miles [7,760.3 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.

Carter Crossing   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Forest Hills   [Map]

Carter Sell   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Cherokee Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Cherokee Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Colony Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Forest View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Grandview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Hickory Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Holly Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mountain Home   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Ramblewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Rolling Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Rural Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Skyline Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Strawberry Fields   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [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.

Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford     (Ernest Jennings Ford)

Singer, TV Host, Radio announcer. He was born in Bristol (Tennessee) on Thursday February 13, 1919 and died in Reston (Virginia) on Thursday October 17, 1991 at an age of 72.

Bristol [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford<7>

Andrew Johnson

17th President of the US (1865 - 1869). He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1808 and died in Elizabethton (Tennessee) on Saturday July 31, 1875 at an age of 66.

Elizabethton [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson

Eliza Johnson     (Born as Eliza McCardle)

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869). She was born in Telford (Tennessee) on Thursday October 4, 1810 and died in Greeneville (Tennessee) on Saturday January 15, 1876 at an age of 65.

Telford [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Forest Hills

Greeneville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Forest Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson

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 232 miles [373.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Davidson County

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

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

Greene County

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

Distance: About 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Hamilton County

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

Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Knox County

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

Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Marshall County

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

Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the West.

Montgomery County

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

Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the West.

Putnam County

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

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

Sullivan County

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

Distance: About 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northeast.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Calhoun County

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

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

Jefferson County

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

Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Southwest.

Lauderdale County

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

Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Montgomery County

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

Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the Southwest.

Saint Clair County

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

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

Talladega County

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

Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the Southwest.

Tuscaloosa County

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

Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the Southwest.

Arkansas

Hempstead County

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

Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the West Southwest.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Forest Hills   [Map]

Distance: About 2,216 miles [3,566.3 km] to the Northwest.

California

Sonoma County

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

Distance: About 2,211 miles [3,558.3 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 568 miles [914.1 km] to the South.

Lake County

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

Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the South.

Pasco County

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

Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the South.

Georgia

Bulloch County

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

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

Fayette County

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

Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the South Southwest.

Gwinnett County

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

Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Muscogee County

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

Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the South Southwest.

Richmond County

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

Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the South.

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 505 miles [812.7 km] to the 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 320 miles [515 km] to the North Northwest.

Kansas

Sedgwick County

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

Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

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

Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the Northwest.

Kenton County

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

Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Pike County

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

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

Maryland

Carroll County

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

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

Howard County

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

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

Washington County

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

Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Suffolk County

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

Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Ingham County

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

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

Kent County

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

Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the North Northwest.

Mississippi

Lee County

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

Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the West Southwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Forest Hills   [Map]

Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Queens County

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

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

Saratoga County

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

Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Alamance County

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

Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the East.

Caldwell County

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

Distance: About 56 miles [90.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Cumberland County

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

Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the East Southeast.

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 119 miles [191.5 km] to the East.

Jackson County

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

Distance: About 81 miles [130.4 km] to the Southwest.

Lee County

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

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

New Hanover County

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

Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Pitt County

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

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

Rockingham County

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

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

Rowan County

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

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

Rutherford County

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

Distance: About 68 miles [109.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Transylvania County

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

Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the South Southwest.

Union County

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

Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the Southeast.

Wake County

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

Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the East.

Wilkes County

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

Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the East.

Wilson County

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

Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 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 246 miles [395.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Clark County

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

Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Pike County

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

Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the North.

Ontario

Our profile page for Forest Hills   [Map]

Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the North.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Dauphin County

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

Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 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 400 miles [643.7 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Anderson County

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

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

Charleston County

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

Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Cherokee County

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

Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Chester County

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

Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Darlington County

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

Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the Southeast.

Greenville County

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

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

Greenwood County

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

Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the South.

Oconee County

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

Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the South Southwest.

Richland County

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

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

Sumter County

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

Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the Southeast.

York County

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

Distance: About 110 miles [177 km] to the 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 332 miles [534.3 km] to the East.

Danville City

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

Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the East.

Montgomery County

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

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Page County

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

Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the Northeast.

Prince William County

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

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

Suffolk City

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

Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the East.

Virginia Beach City

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

Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Ohio County

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

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

Wood County

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Washington 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 Washington County: www.washingtoncountytn.com/

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 things 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: 36.2848, Longitude: -82.3796     [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 311.126 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.743 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.809 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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