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Welcome to Forkland ...

The town of Forkland is located in Greene County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Forkland has a population of 591 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Forkland.

Forkland is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Forkland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Forkland: (334)

The ZIP code for Forkland: 36740<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Forkland had an population of 591 people. This is a decrease of 8.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Forkland had a population of 649 people (or 7.18% of the total population of Greene County). This makes Forkland the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Forkland represents 0.01% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 305th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 649 people, the population of Forkland increased 3.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 629 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Forkland.

Communities Also Named Forkland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Forkland - they are located in Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Forkland.

Communities near Forkland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Forkland.

  • Demopolis (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Demopolis
    • Demopolis lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Forkland and is located in Marengo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,539 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Demopolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Demopolis<6>
  • Livingston (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
    • Livingston lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Forkland and is located in Sumter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,135 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<6>
  • Eutaw (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eutaw
    • Eutaw lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Forkland and is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,558 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eutaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eutaw<6>
  • Greensboro (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
    • Greensboro lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Forkland and is located in Hale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,265 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<6>
  • Akron (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akron
    • Akron lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Forkland and is located in Hale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron<6>
  • Epes (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epes
    • Epes lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Forkland and is located in Sumter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 326 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epes have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epes
  • Boligee (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boligee
    • Boligee lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Forkland and is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 276 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boligee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boligee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boligee<6>
  • Gainesville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
    • Gainesville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Forkland and is located in Sumter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
  • McDowell (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDowell
    • McDowell lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Forkland and is located in Sumter County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McDowell have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDowell
  • Aigleville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aigleville
    • Aigleville was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Forkland and is located in Marengo County
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Aigleville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Forkland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Forkland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Forkland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Forkland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Forkland. See our Newspapers Page for Forkland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forkland ...

Looking for more information about Forkland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Forkland, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Forkland.

Adding Forkland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Forkland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Forkland was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Forkland in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Forkland on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Greene, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Forkland.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forkland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Forkland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Forkland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forkland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Forkland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ForklandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forkland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6483, Longitude: -87.8836    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.




 

 

 

 

 


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