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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Five Forks.

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How Far From Five Forks to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Five Forks to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Five Forks to:

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Five Forks to Fort Payne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 589 miles [947.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,481 miles [10,430.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,191 miles [11,572.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,067 miles [8,154.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Five Forks ...

We have found 50 communities that share the name Five Forks.

While the name Five Forks is unique within Alabama, we know of another 50 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Bartow County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Bartow County   [Map]
Distance: About 72 miles [115.9 km] to the East

Clarke County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Clarke County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Clarke County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the East Southeast

Thomas County

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Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Kentucky

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Five Forks, Winn Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

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Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Person County

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Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the East Northeast

Robeson County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Robeson County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the East

Rowan County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the East Northeast

Stokes County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Stokes County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Stokes County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Warren County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the East Northeast

Yadkin County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Yadkin County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the North Northeast

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the North Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Bedford County

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Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

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Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

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Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

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Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the East

Chesterfield County

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Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the East

Dillon County

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Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the East

Greenville County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the East

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the East

Pickens County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Decatur County

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Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the Northwest

Hardin County

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Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Amelia County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Amelia County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the East Northeast

Amherst County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the East Northeast

Bedford County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the East Northeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the East Northeast

Chesterfield County

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Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the East Northeast

Dinwiddie County

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Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the East Northeast

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the Northeast

Halifax County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East Northeast

Hopewell City

Our profile page for Five Forks, Hopewell City   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the East Northeast

James City County

Our profile page for Five Forks, James City County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the East Northeast

Lunenburg County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Lunenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the East Northeast

Madison County

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Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the East Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Mecklenburg County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Mecklenburg County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nelson County

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Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the East Northeast

Patrick County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Patrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the East Northeast

Prince Edward County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Prince Edward County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the East Northeast

Rappahannock County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Rappahannock County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Northeast

Preston County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the Northeast

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Five Forks, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the Northeast

Upshur County

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Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from 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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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Five Forks to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.286 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.955 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.815 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Five Forks.



 
 
 

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