Locust Fork is a town in Blount County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 1,186 people up from 1,016 since the 2000 census. While traveling south with his troops, General Andrew Jackson camped at the fork of the river in 1813. General Jackson carved his name in a Locust tree naming this area Locust Fork. In the early 1800’s Nick Hudson built a public inn in what is now Locust Fork.