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1890 Communities Near Five Forks ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Five Forks in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Five Forks.

Albertville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Five Forks
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 21,525 people in 2016)
 - Albertville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Five Forks
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Five Forks
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,841 people in 2016)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Five Forks
 - Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Floy   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Five Forks
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geraldine   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Five Forks
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Oak   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Five Forks
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guntersville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Five Forks
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,437 people in 2016)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jink   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Jink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Five Forks
 - Jink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Five Forks
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marshall   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Five Forks
 - Marshall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Martling   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Five Forks
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
 
McVille   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Five Forks
 - McVille had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meltonsville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Five Forks
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mid   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Five Forks
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minorville   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Five Forks
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pendergrass   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Five Forks
 - Pendergrass had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peters   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Peters was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Five Forks
 - Peters had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rains   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Rains was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Five Forks
 - Rains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rodentown   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Five Forks
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogers   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Five Forks
 - Rogers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skirum   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Five Forks
 - Skirum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Five Forks
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thirtynine   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Five Forks
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - whiton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wills   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Five Forks
 - Wills had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Five Forks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Five Forks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Five Forks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Five Forks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3698, Longitude: -86.0758     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Five Forks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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