Forest Hills Cemetery


Forest Hills Cemetery was founded in 1880 and is in use to the present day. It covers approximately 100 acres. It has over 43,000 recorded burials with space still available for another 20,000. The cemetery is located at the corner of 40th street and Tennessee Avenue near the foot of Lookout Mountain.

The black portion of the cemetery was surveyed in 1938 during the DAR survey. For a record of those graves, see black survey. On the map below, the black sections are primarily in sections 5, 15, 18, 19, 20 and F. It is also included below. Reviewing both lists will provide extended information. The DAR survey included tombstone inscriptions which the listing below does not.

For further information: Forest Hills Cemetery - PO Box 2007 - Chattanooga, TN 37409 - 423-821-4161




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Record number - Date of Burial

      1 -   250 - 28 Aug 1880 - 1 Feb 1885
  251 -   500 - 31 Jan 1885 - 12 Nov 1886
  501 -   750 - 13 Nov 1886 - 28 Dec 1887
  751 - 1000 - 28 Dec 1887 - 30 Dec 1888

1001 - 1250 - 2 Jan 1889 - 30 Jan 1890
1251 - 1500 - 30 Jan 1890 - 12 Dec 1890
1501 - 1750 - 14 Dec 1890 - 1 Sep 1891
1751 - 2000 - 3 Sep 1891 - 13 Aug 1892

2001 - 2250 - 14 Aug 1892 - 11 Oct 1893
2251 - 2500 - 12 Oct 1893 - 2 Jan 1895
2501 - 2750 - 4 Jan 1895 - 24 May 1896
2751 - 3000 - 25 May 1896 - 11 Nov 1897

3001 - 3250 - 11 Nov 1897 - 27 Nov 1898
3251 - 3500 - 27 Nov 1898 - 10 Sep 1899
3501 - 3750 - 10 Sep 1899 - 1 Aug 1900
3751 - 4000 - 3 Aug 1900 - 27 Jun 1901

4001 - 4250 - 28 Jun 1901 - 15 Apr 1902
4251 - 4500 - 15 Apr 1902 - 31 Jan 1903
4501 - 4750 - 1 Feb 1903 - 16 Sep 1903
4751 - 5000 - 17 Sep 1903 - 1 May 1904

5001 - 5250 - 2 May 1904 - 28 Nov 1904
5251 - 5500 - 1 Dec 1904 - 1 Jul 1905
5501 - 5750 - 2 Jul 1905 - 22 Jan 1906
5751 - 6000 - 23 Jan 1906 - 22 Jul 1906

6001 - 6250 - 24 Jul 1906 - 15 Jan 1907
6251 - 6500 - 17 Jan 1907 - 25 Jun 1907
6501 - 6750 - 25 Jun 1907 - 1 Dec 1907
6751 - 7000 - 2 Dec 1907 - 30 Apr 1908

7001 - 7250 - 1 May 1908 - 20 Nov 1908
7251 - 7500 - 20 Nov 1908 - 10 May 1909
7501 - 7750 - 10 May 1908 - 2 Nov 1909
7751 - 8000 - 3 Nov 1909 - 28 Mar 1910

8001 - 8250 - 28 Mar 1910 - 31 Aug 1910
8251 - 8500 - 1 Sep 1910 - 3 Feb 1911
8501 - 8750 - 4 Feb 1911 - 17 Jun 1911
8751 - 8977 - 17 Jun 1911 - 19 Oct 1911

This ends the detail for Book 1 of the cemetery's records.


Looking at what I'll call book 1 of the records, 3 very important fields were left out of the first 7290 records. I'll be going back and including them as time permits. These fields are Place of Birth, Late Residence, Date of Birth. The fields previously included and not having any entries nor even in the book are Age-Years, Age-Months, Age-Days. Additionally any adjustments of other info will be notated with an 'updated' icon and a date which will stay in place at least 30 days, perhaps longer. - Tim Stowell - 26 Oct 2000.

A review of the first 2250 records. The first 300 records are considered complete. - Tim Stowell - 8 Mar 2001
A review of the first 2310 records. The first 350 records are considered complete. - Tim Stowell - 26 May 2001
A review of the first 2820 records. The first 351 records are considered complete. - Tim Stowell - 2 Oct 2001
A review of the first 2820 records. The first 463 records are considered complete. - Tim Stowell - 11 Mar 2002
A review of the first 2820 records. The first 500 records are considered complete. - Tim Stowell - 13 Mar 2002
A review of the first 3000 records. The first 601 records are considered complete. - Tim Stowell - 22 Mar 2002
A review of the first 3000 records. The first 750 records are considered complete. - Tim Stowell - 1 Apr 2002
A review of the first 3000 records. The first 1000 records are considered complete. - Tim Stowell - 15 Jul 2002
A review of the first 3600 records. The first 1250 records are considered complete. - Tim Stowell - 8 Oct 2002
A review of the first 3600 records. The first 1500 records are considered complete. - Tim Stowell - 12 Oct 2002

My hard drive crashed on 10/23. I lost the records review for records 3001 thru 3600. So, I had to do those again but in doing so I've now completed a review of the 7290 records and will be updating those files in the coming weeks. - Tim Stowell - 26 Nov 2002


If you have resources for Hamilton County or would like to volunteer to help with look-ups, please e-mail me at Tim Stowell / Chattanooga, TN
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