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Welcome to Wise Forks ...

Although we found mention of Wise Forks during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Wise Forks was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Wise Forks to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Wise Forks, please Contact Us.


The location of Wise Forks has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Wise Forks: Wise Frks.

Wise Forks is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Wise Forks might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Wise Forks would be found within the (252) area code.

Communities near Wise Forks ...

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

  • Kinston [Lenoir County]
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    • Kinston [Lenoir County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Wise Forks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,849 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinston<5>
  • Ayden [Pitt County]
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    • Ayden [Pitt County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Wise Forks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,159 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ayden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ayden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ayden<5>
  • Grifton [Pitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grifton
    • Grifton [Pitt County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Wise Forks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,709 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grifton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grifton<5>
  • La Grange [Lenoir County]
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    • La Grange [Lenoir County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Wise Forks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,614 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Grange have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Grange<5>
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    • Snow Hill [Greene County]
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      • Snow Hill [Greene County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Wise Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Hill<5>
    • Pink Hill [Lenoir County]
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      • Pink Hill [Lenoir County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Wise Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pink Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pink Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pink Hill<5>
    • Hookerton [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hookerton
      • Hookerton [Greene County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Wise Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hookerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hookerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hookerton<5>
    • Cove City [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove City
      • Cove City [Craven County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Wise Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 387 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove City
    • Dover [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Craven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Wise Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 384 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
    • Trenton [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
      • Trenton [Jones County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Wise Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wise Forks ...

Looking for more information about Wise 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Jones County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jones County: www.co.jones.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Wise Forks and then turned west". While Wise Forks could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Wise Forks as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Wise 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.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wise Forks - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wise 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 Wise Forks. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wise ForksOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wise Forks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2179, Longitude: -77.5102       In this case, the coordinates for Wise Forks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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