A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Forks of the River, Tennessee
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Forks of the River.
This page contains eight sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).
When in Forks of the River, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Forks of the River and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Forks of the River and surrounding area.
Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.
To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Forks of the River. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.
The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Forks of the River.
Bird Watching ...
We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.
The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Gibson County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Gibson County sighting report from eBird.
Since Forks of the River is near Dyer County and also Crockett County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
The Waymark.com website, centered on Forks of the River.
How Far From Forks of the River 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 Forks of the River to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Forks of the River and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Forks of the River ...
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.
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 Forks of the River. 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.
Walter O. Fuller
Musician. He was born in Dyersburg (Tennessee) on Tueday February 15, 1910 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday April 20, 2003 at an age of 93. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California) [Map].
Dr. Cary 'Doc' Middlecoff
Professional golf. He was born in Halls (Tennessee) on Thursday January 6, 1921 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday September 1, 1998 at an age of 77.
Hammie Nixon (Born as Hammie Nickerson)
Musician. He was born in Brownsville (Tennessee) on Tueday January 22, 1907 and died in Jackson (Tennessee) on Friday August 17, 1984 at an age of 77.
James 'Yank' Rachell
Musician. He was born in Brownsville (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 16, 1910 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Wednesday April 9, 1997 at an age of 87. He was buried at New Crown Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].
Communities Also Named Forks of the River ...
Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Forks of the River.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forks of the River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 Nov 2019