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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Five Forks.

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Around Five Forks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the northwest of Five Forks. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Madison. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northwest of Five Forks and has a population of 48,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Five Forks and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Oneonta   [Map]   6,699   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   N   18 miles [29 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   7,159   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Chigger Hill   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Columbus City   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cotnam   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Crossville   [Map]   1,841   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dawson   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fyffe   [Map]   1,017   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Geraldine   [Map]   898   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gregory   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Grove Oak   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lakeview   [Map]   143   E   5 miles [8 km]
Langston   [Map]   264   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mill Village   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rabbit Town   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wyeth City   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Five Forks, please visit our County-by-County Page for Five Forks.

DeKalb County ...

Five Forks is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Five Forks ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chigger Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Five Forks   [Map]
Geraldine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Grove Oak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Hopewell   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Jink (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lakeview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Painter   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Peters (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Poplar Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rogers   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Five Forks.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Five Forks. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Five Forks. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Five Forks ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Five Forks.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SSW   32 miles [51.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Five Forks.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Five Forks. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SW   67 miles [107.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   107 miles [172.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   125 miles [201.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   154 miles [247.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   91 miles [146.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SSW   32 miles [51.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Five Forks. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Five Forks.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance 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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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Five Forks), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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