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Three Forks, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Three 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 Three Forks in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Three Forks.

Adamsville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the East (E) from Three Forks
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Three Forks
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Alta   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Three Forks
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
 
Bankston   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Three Forks
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
 
Berry   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Three Forks
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
 
Brookwood   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) from Three Forks
 - Brookwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Three Forks
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Three Forks
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Coal Valley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Three Forks
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Three Forks
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Corona   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Three Forks
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
 
Dora   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Three Forks
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ezra   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Three Forks
 - Ezra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jasper   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Three Forks
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Three Forks
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
New Lexington   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Three Forks
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Three Forks
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Patton   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Three Forks
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
 
Porter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Three Forks
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samantha   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Three Forks
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Three Forks
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sumter   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Three Forks
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Toadvine   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Three Forks
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Townley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Three Forks
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
 
Wiley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Three Forks
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yolande   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Three Forks
 - Yolande 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 Three 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' distance that begins in Three Forks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 33.5534, Longitude: -87.3331     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Three Forks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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