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Welcome to The Forks ...

The Forks is located in Somerset County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, The Forks has a population of 36 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of The Forks has also been called The Forks Plantation. and Plantation of The Forks. For more information about the names of The Forks, see The Names of The Forks on our Genealogy Page.

The Forks is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The Forks lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The Forks is located in the (207) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, The Forks had an population of 36 people. This is a decrease of 2.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, The Forks had a population of 37 people. This makes The Forks the county's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 37 people, the population of The Forks increased 5.71% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 35 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for The Forks.

Communities Also Named The Forks ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named The Forks - they are located in California, Kentucky, New Brunswick, New York (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Washington and Wyoming.

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

Communities near The Forks ...

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

  • Bingham [Somerset County]
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    • Bingham [Somerset County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of The Forks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bingham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bingham<5>
  • Moscow [Somerset County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
    • Moscow [Somerset County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of The Forks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 504 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow<5>
  • Shirley [Piscataquis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirley
    • Shirley [Piscataquis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of The Forks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shirley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
  • Pleasant Ridge Plantation [Somerset County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge Plantation
    • Pleasant Ridge Plantation [Somerset County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of The Forks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Ridge Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge Plantation
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Highland Plantation [Somerset County]
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      • Highland Plantation [Somerset County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of The Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Caratunk [Somerset County]
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      • Caratunk [Somerset County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of The Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caratunk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caratunk<5>
    • West Forks Plantation [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Forks Plantation
      • West Forks Plantation [Somerset County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of The Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Forks Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Forks Plantation
    • West Forks [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Forks
      • West Forks [Somerset County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of The Forks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Forks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Forks<5>
    • Shirley Mills [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirley Mills
      • Shirley Mills [Piscataquis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of The Forks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley Mills
    • Lower Shirley Corner [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Shirley Corner
      • Lower Shirley Corner [Piscataquis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of The Forks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Shirley Corner

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 The Forks. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for The Forks.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of The Forks. 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 The Forks.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for The Forks ...

Looking for more information about The Forks? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for The Forks, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for The Forks.

Adding The Forks to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of The Forks 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 The Forks was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Somerset, 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 The Forks.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around The Forks - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- The Forks) 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 The Forks. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from The ForksOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Forks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3370, Longitude: -69.9686    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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