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Forest Hill, West Virginia

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The village of Forest Hill, WV

Forest Hill (map) is an unincorporated community in southern Summers County southeast of Hinton, WV, near the border of Monroe County. W.Va. Route 12 (WV-12) courses through the community. A small population of Amish families farms the area to the west. Forest Hill was first known during its period of settlement as "Farms."

A tobacco factory was established at Forest Hill around the time of the Civil War, according to Judge James H. Miller, author of "History of Summers County, West Virginia" (1908). Miller indicated the factory, which manufactured chewing and smoking tobacco, was operated by the firm of Roberts & Hogleman.