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The location of South Fork









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for South Fork.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in South Fork, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Fork and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for South Fork and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 South Fork. 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 South Fork.

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 Jim Hogg County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Jim Hogg County sighting report from eBird.

Since South Fork is near Webb County and also Duval County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Webb County

Sighting report for Duval County

Waymarking ...

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 South Fork.

How Far From South Fork 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 South Fork to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in South Fork and extending to:

  • Hebbronville [Map], which is the Seat of Jim Hogg County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 214 miles [344.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from South Fork to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,482 miles [2,385 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 58 days and walking would take 85 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,349 miles [11,827.1 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 8,072 miles [12,990.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,948 miles [9,572.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Fork ...

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.

Conception   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast of South Fork   [Map]

Regency Village   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Victory Place   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Communities Also Named South Fork ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name South Fork.

Within Texas, there is just one other community named South Fork. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 21 communities in the United States and Canada - with 21 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Texas

Communities outside of Texas


Communities Outside of Texas

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ArkansasKentuckyNorth Carolina 
 
CaliforniaMissouriPennsylvania 
 
ColoradoMontanaSaskatchewan 
 
FloridaNevadaTennessee 

Arkansas

Fulton County

Our profile page for South Fork, Fulton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Fulton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Butte County

Our profile page for South Fork, Butte County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,552 miles [2,497.7 km] to the Northwest.

Humboldt County

Our profile page for South Fork, Humboldt County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Humboldt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Madera County

Our profile page for South Fork, Madera County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,390 miles [2,237 km] to the Northwest.

Mendocino County

Our profile page for South Fork, Mendocino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,661 miles [2,673.1 km] to the Northwest.

Shasta County

Our profile page for South Fork, Shasta County

This community is historic.

Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Colorado

Rio Grande County

Our profile page for South Fork, Rio Grande County   [Map]

Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for South Fork, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,002 miles [1,612.6 km] to the East.

Kentucky

Breathitt County

Our profile page for South Fork, Breathitt County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Breathitt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jackson County

Our profile page for South Fork, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the Northeast.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for South Fork, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,071 miles [1,723.6 km] to the Northeast.

Powell County

Our profile page for South Fork, Powell County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Howell County

Our profile page for South Fork, Howell County   [Map]

Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Montana

Flathead County

Our profile page for South Fork, Flathead County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,670 miles [2,687.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for South Fork, Lewis and Clark County

This community is historic.

Although located in Lewis and Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for South Fork, Elko County

This community is historic.

Although located in Elko County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Forsyth County

Our profile page for South Fork, Forsyth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km] to the Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Cambria County

Our profile page for South Fork, Cambria County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km] to the Northeast.

Saskatchewan

Our profile page for South Fork   [Map]

Distance: About 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Tennessee

Dyer County

Our profile page for South Fork, Dyer County   [Map]

Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the Northeast.

Lake County

Our profile page for South Fork, Lake County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About Jim Hogg County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- South Fork) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.2703, Longitude: -98.7022     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Fork 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 South Fork 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 320.339 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.261 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.917 degrees.

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<7>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 South Fork 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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<8>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 South Fork, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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