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Forks

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Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. The population was 3,532 at the 2010 census. The population was 3,545 at 2012 Estimate from Office of Financial Management. It is named after the forks in the nearby Quillayute, Bogachiel, Calawah, and Sol Duc rivers.For many years, the city's economy was fueled by the local timber industry. More recently it has drawn tourism related to the novel series Twilight and movies of the same name, set in Forks. With recent declines in the timber industry, Forks has relied on the nearby Clallam Bay Corrections Center and Olympic Corrections Center as sources of jobs. Forks is a popular destination for sport fishers who fish for salmon and rainbow trout in nearby rivers. It is also supported by visitors to Olympic National Park.HistoryForks was officially incorporated on August 28, 1945, following an election of the constituents who would become its first town members.The city gained popularity for being a key setting in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series (2005 to 2008) and related film adaptations. The city's atmosphere and idyllic Pacific Northwest setting has inspired its being featured in film, literature, and video games.
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The best places to stay in Forks are located by the side of the highway that runs north-south through town, with a number of motels offering comfortable and affordable rooms, well-suited to short stays. Some old farmhouses have been opened as guesthouses, dotted around the main residential areas of the small city. Most people come as part of a day trip from Seattle, located about a 3-hour drive to the east.
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