Forest Hill, Indiana

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Forest Hill
Forest Hill is located in Indiana
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
Forest Hill is located in the United States
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
Coordinates: 39°15′25″N 85°36′48″W / 39.25694°N 85.61333°W / 39.25694; -85.61333Coordinates: 39°15′25″N 85°36′48″W / 39.25694°N 85.61333°W / 39.25694; -85.61333
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyDecatur
TownshipJackson
Elevation
830 ft (250 m)
ZIP code
47240
FIPS code18-23962[1]
GNIS feature ID434651[2]

Forest Hill is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Decatur County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Forest Hill was laid out in 1852.[3] It was named from the forest at the original town site.[4] The Forest Hill post office was discontinued in 1904.[5]

Geography[edit]

Forest Hill is located at 39°15′25″N 85°36′48″W / 39.25694°N 85.61333°W / 39.25694; -85.61333.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Forest Hill, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  3. ^ Harding, Lewis Albert (1915). History of Decatur County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 132.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 135. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...as the village site was heavily wooded...
  5. ^ "Decatur County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.