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Three Forks, Alabama
(Madison 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 & Directories 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:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Three Forks to Huntsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 171 miles [275.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 592 miles [952.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 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 6,476 miles [10,422.1 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 7,189 miles [11,569.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,064 miles [8,149.7 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 outside of Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Lauderdale County

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

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the South Southwest

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Apache County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Apache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,300 miles [2,092.1 km] to the West


Crittenden County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Three Forks   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,867 miles [3,004.6 km] to the Northwest


Conejos County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Conejos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,134 miles [1,825 km] to the West Northwest

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Fannin County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the East

Rabun County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Rabun County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the East

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Owyhee County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Owyhee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,655 miles [2,663.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Garrard County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Garrard County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the North Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the North

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Cascade County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Cascade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,532 miles [2,465.5 km] to the Northwest

Flathead County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Flathead County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,650 miles [2,655.4 km] to the Northwest

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,515 miles [2,438.2 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Eddy County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Eddy County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,064 miles [1,712.3 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Swain County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Swain County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Noble County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the Northeast

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Grant County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 km] to the West Northwest

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast

Scott County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the Northeast

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Garfield County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Garfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km] to the West Northwest

Utah County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,405 miles [2,261.1 km] to the West Northwest

Wasatch County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Wasatch County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Campbell County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the East Northeast

Scott County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 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 1,240 miles [1,995.6 km] to the West Northwest

Uinta County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Uinta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,400 miles [2,253.1 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: 34.8237, Longitude: -86.4817     [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 313.554 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.327 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.877 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.