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Our Genealogy Helper for Forks of the River ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Forks of the River (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Forks of the River. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Forks of the River is located in Knox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Knox County: Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Sevier & Union.

Below are the counties that are near Forks of the River. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Forks of the River:

  DirDistance
Knox     (The home county for Forks of the River)
  Ramsey Ferry   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Moshina Heights   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Whites Village   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Park City   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Colonial Village   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Mayo - Historic   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Plantation Hills   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Humes Ferry   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Kimberlin Heights   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Kings Valley   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Smithwood   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fountain City   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
 
Anderson
  Spring Hill   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Andersonville   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Norris   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Leinarts   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fraterville   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rocky Top   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oliver Springs   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Blount
  Wildwood   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Eagleton Village   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Alcoa   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cowan Springs   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rockgardens   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rocky Branch   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Maryville   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Walland   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Chelsey Village   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Miller Cove   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fairway Estates   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Campbell
  Pine Crest   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Demory   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Flat Hollow   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Caryville   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jacksboro   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fincastle   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  LaFollette   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Silica   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Habersham   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Claiborne
  Lone Mountain   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New Tazewell   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Raven Hill   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Evans Ferry   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tazewell   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Caney Valley   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Minton Mill   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cocke
  Bailey Town   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Carson Springs   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clevenger   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jaybird   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Newport   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bybee   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grainger
  Blaine   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dyers Ferry   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Massengill Mill   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wa-Ni Village   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Beans   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Thorn Hill   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wyatt Village   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bean Station   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hamblen
  Collons Ferry   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  White Pine   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Casablanca   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Monte Vista Estates   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  East Village   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bright - Historic   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
  Cook Mill   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dumplin   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Rocky Valley   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  New Market   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Flat Gap   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jefferson City   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dandridge   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Rock Town   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Baneberry   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Loudon
  Centersville   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lenoir City   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sharp Estates   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Eaton Crossroads   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jena   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  White Wing Ferry   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alleghany - Historic   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Greenback   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Loudon   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Loudon City Park   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Monroe
  Halfway Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tuskeegee - Historic   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Vonore   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ballplay   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Morgan
  Tupper Town   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Coalfield   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blue Gem - Historic   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Coal Hill   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Petros   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mahan Village   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Harriman   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Roane
  Ethel - Historic   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kelley Town   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wheat - Historic   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dyllis   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Laddie Village   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bazel Town   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Iron Divide - Historic   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Midtown Heights   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Midtown   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Scott
  Hembree   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Smoky Junction   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Norma   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sevier
  Seymour Heights   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Oak City   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Kodak   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Henry Crossroads   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Catlettsburg   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sevierville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Pigeon Forge   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Wear Valley   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Harrisburg   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Starkeytown   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Chalet Village   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Union
  Plainview   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Luttrell   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Warwicktown   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Maynardville   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Braden   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Graham (NC)
  Fontana Dam (NC)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Yellow Creek (NC)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Swain (NC)
  Forneys Creek (NC)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Forks of the River, see our County-by-County Page for Forks of the River.

Newspapers Published in Forks of the River ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 202 newspapers that have been published in the area around Forks of the River.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Forks of the River, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Forks of the River.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Forks of the River:

These websites are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //sos.tn.gov/tsla

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Tennessee to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Knox County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anderson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Blount County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Campbell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Claiborne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cocke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grainger County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamblen County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Loudon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Scott County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sevier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Graham County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Swain County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Knox County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Tennessee, for Knox County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Tennessee
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Kentucky
      North Carolina

Cemeteries Near Forks of the River ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Forks of the River.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Forks of the River covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Stanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW McNutt Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Meridian Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Monday Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Shook Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bounds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bounds Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Flenniken - Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Neubert Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hendron's UMC Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  SSE Holly Hills Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Bays Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cruze Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Plumlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Turley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Knoxville National Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCammon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCubbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burroughs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Strong Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Biagiotti Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE England - Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lynnhurst Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Ginn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Luttrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rhea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chilhowee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Trundles Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Anderson - Gouffon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Croft Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shipe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shipe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cardwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bookwalter UMC Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W New Gray Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Knott Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Old Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rudder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tipton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Edington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Edington Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nails Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tindell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Atchley Seymour Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Varner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Chesney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thorngrove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trentville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clift Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thomas Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hudgens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Meadowlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Flenniken Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Coupland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wesley Ann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Central Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eusebia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ivy Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Boyds Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boyds Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Randies Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cowan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson - Randlers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Golden Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Callahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Happy Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tindell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Major Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Logans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Knob Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cusik Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bayless Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brabson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pollard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Moulden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holston View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Mynatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stringfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McBee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shell Cemetery   [Map]     

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

While we didn't find Forks of the River in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Forks of the River.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Forks of the River, with the one closest to Forks of the River listed first.

Shooks   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Forks of the River
 - Shooks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riverdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Forks of the River
 - Riverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mayo - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mayo was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Forks of the River
 - Mayo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caswell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Forks of the River
 - Caswell had railroad service and no post office
 
Knoxville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Forks of the River
 - 1895 population of 22,535 people (with 187,500 people in 2018)
 - Knoxville had a post office and railroad service
 
Kimberlin Heights   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forks of the River
 - Kimberlin Heights had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wooddale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Forks of the River
 - Wooddale had a post office and no railroad service
 
McMillan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Forks of the River
 - McMillan had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Forks of the River. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Forks of the River in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Knox County

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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 Knox County: www.knoxcounty.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forks of the River) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forks of the River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9598, Longitude: -83.8377     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forks of the River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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: findagrave.com.

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<3>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the United Methodist Church. See their website at: United Methodist Church website.

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<4>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 Forks of the River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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