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Three Forks, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Three 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 Three 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 Three Forks to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 189 miles [304.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Three Forks to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,527 miles [10,504.2 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 7,243 miles [11,656.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Three Forks ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Three Forks.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Three Forks. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 communities in the United States and Canada - with 27 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Madison County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 70 miles [112.7 km] to the East

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Apache County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Apache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km] to the West


Crittenden County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Three Forks   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,817 miles [2,924.2 km] to the Northwest


Conejos County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Conejos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Fannin County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East

Rabun County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Rabun County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the East

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Owyhee County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Owyhee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Garrard County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Garrard County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Cascade County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Cascade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,481 miles [2,383.4 km] to the Northwest

Flathead County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Flathead County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,599 miles [2,573.3 km] to the Northwest

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Eddy County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Eddy County   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Swain County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Swain County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Noble County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the Northeast

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Grant County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,806 miles [2,906.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the East

Scott County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Garfield County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Garfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,281 miles [2,061.6 km] to the West Northwest

Utah County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,341 miles [2,158.1 km] to the West Northwest

Wasatch County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Wasatch County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Campbell County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the East Northeast

Scott County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Logan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Logan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Carbon County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km] to the West Northwest

Uinta County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Uinta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,338 miles [2,153.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Three Forks. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Three Forks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Three Forks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8070, Longitude: -87.7167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Three 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 Three 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 314.31 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.197 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.395 degrees.

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<7>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 Three Forks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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