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So far, we have found very little information about Kennicott. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Kennicott to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Kennicott, please Contact Us.




Various Identification Codes ...

GNIS Codes ...

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. The BGN will usually recognize an existing name or, when necessary, establish a name for a geographic feature (such as a mountain, lake, river, stream, city, town, village, dam, bridge, etc).

The BGN names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) and it is the official Federal repository. The GNIS is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent numeric identifier has been assigned for each name in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive and it is intended that they are to be used by all departments of the Federal Government:

GNIS ID for Kennicott: 1404588

GNIS ID for Alaska: 1785533

GPS Location - GNIS Coordinates ...

An important aspect of the GNIS code is that it assigns a GPS location (the latitude/longitude) to the geographic feature. This location is simply a point on the map and does not represent the size or shape of the feature. In the case of Kennicott, it is a point within Kennicott that might be a post office, the city hall or simply an intersection - the point should really be considered arbitrary and only indicating a general location.

For Kennicott, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   61° 29' 11"   (or 61.5°)

Lon:   -142° 53' 11"   (or -142.89°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Kennicott would have been located in Region #4 (the West Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Kennicott would have been located in Division #9 (the Pacific Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Kennicott would have been located in Region X (Region 10).

ZIP Codes ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a community like Kennicott, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Kennicott. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code are defined by the needs of the USPS and can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Kennicott: 99588<2>

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1404588   (Name of Record: Kennicott)

Class: populated place

A place or area having clustered or scattered buildings and a permanent population (such as a city, settlement, town or village). The boundaries may or may not coincide with the perceived population.

A 'populated place' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'civil' record. The information contained in the 'populated place' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'civil' classes.

County: Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Map Name: McCarthy B-6

Lat: 61.4863889       Lon: -142.8863889   [Map]

Elev: 677

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 02/38860   (Place Name: Kennicott)

County: Valdez-Cordova (CA)     (FIPS State/County: 02/261)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Kennicott) that is wholly or substantially located outside the boundaries of any incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) that has an authoritative common name recognized by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Kennicott, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kennicott or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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