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Forrest Hills, Tennessee
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Our Genealogy Helper for Forrest 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 Forrest 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 Forrest 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Forrest Hills is located in Wayne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wayne County: Lauderdale (AL), Decatur, Hardin, Lawrence, Lewis & Perry.

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

Wayne     (The home county for Forrest Hills)
  Waynesboro   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Collinwood   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Slickrock Ford   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Ashland Ford   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clifton   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lutts   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Corning - Historic   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Milledgeville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Enville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Decaturville   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Scotts Hill   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jeannette   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Weakley   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wales   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Minor Hill   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gordon   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Johnson Ford   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Swift   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Centerview   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Saltillo   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Belle Meade   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Town   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Savannah   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Nixon   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pyburn   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Slab Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Crump   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pittsburg Landing Ferry   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Nash Landing   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sardis   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Darden   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chesterfield   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hornertown   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Aetna   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Graytown   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Grandmother Ford   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Iron City   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Park Grove   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Loretto   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Saint Joseph   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Lawrenceburg   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ethridge   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Webber City   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rascal Town   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Liberty Grove   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  New Prospect   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fall River   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Voorhies   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hohenwald   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jonesboro - Historic   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Frierson Town   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Scotts Mill   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Greenfield Bend   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Southport   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Adamsville   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tulu   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stantonville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Michie   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Linden   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Beardstown   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lobelville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Colbert (AL)
  Crows Camp (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chickasaw (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Doubleheads Village (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wilson Dam (AL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Furnace Hill (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sheffield (AL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Caryton (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ford City (AL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cherokee (AL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gatesville (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Muscle Shoals (AL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Nitrate City (AL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lauderdale (AL)
  Zip City (AL)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cloverdale (AL)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Green Hill (AL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arnot (AL)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Belew (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Slabtown (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Saint Florian (AL)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Atlas (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  McGee Town (AL)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Waterloo (AL)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Comer (AL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lexington (AL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cypress Creek (AL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Limestone (AL)
  Lester (AL)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Forrest 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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Forrest Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Forrest Hills, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Forrest Hills.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that 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 Forrest Hills:

These websites are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

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 Wayne County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chester County:     Cyndi's



Decatur County:     Cyndi's



Giles County:     Cyndi's



Hardin County:     Cyndi's



Henderson County:     Cyndi's



Hickman County:     Cyndi's



Humphreys County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Lewis County:     Cyndi's



Maury County:     Cyndi's



McNairy County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Colbert County (AL):     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County (AL):     Cyndi's



Limestone County (AL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Wayne County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Tennessee, for Wayne County

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 ...

Cemeteries Near Forrest Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Forrest 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 Forrest Hills covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Morrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greeson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Hog Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bedford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rose Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bennett Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Risner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wayne County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Choate Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ralph Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Leatherwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Leatherwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Cypert - Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cypert - Copeland - Lay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Downing - Byler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fortyeight Forge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fortyeight Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Throgmorton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Skelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harbour Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Factory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barnes Graves   [Map]     
  NW Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW William Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bloody Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Haggard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Pitts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nowlin Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Griggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Staggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bawcom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holt Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Merideth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grimes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Rayburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Heber Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Collinwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shawnette Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gallaher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Choate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Durham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hollabaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Prater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dicus Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Montague Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hutton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Melson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hesse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Horton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Masonic Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Haley - Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McGlamery Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Wayne County Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fishtrap Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Staggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Popes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Newborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tune 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 Forrest Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Forrest Hills.

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

Waynesboro   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Forrest Hills
 - 1895 population of 239 people (with 2,321 people in 2018)
 - Waynesboro had a post office and no railroad service
Sorby - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sorby was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Forrest Hills
 - Sorby had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Forrest Hills
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Victory - Historic   [Map]
 - While Victory was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forrest Hills
 - 1895 population of 55 people
 - Victory had a post office and no railroad service
Moon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Moon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Forrest Hills
 - Moon had a post office and no railroad service
Martins Mills   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Forrest Hills
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Martins Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Clifton   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Forrest Hills
 - 1895 population of 529 people (with 2,668 people in 2018)
 - Clifton had a post office and no railroad service
Lutts   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Forrest Hills
 - Lutts 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 Forrest Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Forrest Hills in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Wayne County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wayne County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Forrest Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forrest Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3009, Longitude: -87.7675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forrest 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:

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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 Forrest Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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