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Introduction ...

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

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Around Three Forks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the east of Three Forks. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the southwest of Three Forks and has a population of 99,500 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 from Three Forks and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   34 miles [54.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Barney   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Berry   [Map]   1,099   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bull City   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cordova   [Map]   2,014   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Corona   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Goodsprings   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kellerman   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Oak Grove   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Oakman   [Map]   754   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Parrish   [Map]   960   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Patton   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Reeds Ferry   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rock Creek   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Twilley Town   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
West Jefferson   [Map]   331   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Tuscaloosa County ...

Three Forks is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Three 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.

Bull City   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of Three Forks   [Map]
Cedar Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Driftwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Glaze Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Goodsprings   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
High Level   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Shoal   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maxine   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Field   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Providence   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Sandtown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Short Camp   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Snow Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Toadvine   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Vines Mill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Three 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 Three 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 Three Forks ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   WSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   N   40 miles [64.4 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 Three Forks.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Three 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   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   167 miles [268.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   181 miles [291.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   182 miles [292.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   212 miles [341.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   217 miles [349.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   83 miles [133.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   102 miles [164.2 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   WSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NNE   46 miles [74 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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        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
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.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 Three Forks.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from 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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<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 Three 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 Three Forks.