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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:

  • Marion [Map], which is the Seat of Crittenden County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Three Forks to Marion, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,610 miles [10,637.8 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 7,335 miles [11,804.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,211 miles [8,386.3 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.

While the name Three Forks is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the East Southeast

Madison County

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

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the Southeast


Apache County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Apache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the West

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Three Forks   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km] to the Northwest

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Conejos County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Conejos County   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Fannin County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the East

Rabun County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Rabun County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the East

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Owyhee County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Owyhee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Garrard County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Garrard County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the East Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the East Northeast

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Cascade County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Cascade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,344 miles [2,163 km] to the Northwest

Flathead County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Flathead County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,462 miles [2,352.9 km] to the Northwest

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,318 miles [2,121.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Eddy County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Eddy County   [Map]
Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Swain County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Swain County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East

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Noble County

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Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the Northeast

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Grant County

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Distance: About 1,655 miles [2,663.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Franklin County

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Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the East

Scott County

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Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Garfield County

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Distance: About 1,123 miles [1,807.3 km] to the West Northwest

Utah County

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Distance: About 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km] to the West Northwest

Wasatch County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Wasatch County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,163 miles [1,871.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Campbell County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the East Northeast

Scott County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 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 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the Northwest

Uinta County

Our profile page for Three Forks, Uinta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Three Forks ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some 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.

Black Oak   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Three Forks   [Map]
Boat Run   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Booker   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Coldwater   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Fortune   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grassy Lake Bottom   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Joyland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Love Place   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Poindexter   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twist   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Twist Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Wildcat (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Three Forks. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

John 'Big John' Tate
  Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Marion [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Three Forks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate<9>

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts 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: 35.3379, Longitude: -90.4457     [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 angle) to Jerusalem is 316.054 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.287 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.458 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Three Forks could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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