Regional Codes ...
For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Highland Lake is located in Region #3 (the South Region).
In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Highland Lake is located in Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Highland Lake is located in Region IV (Region 4).
Referenced GNIS Records ...
GNIS ID #1669445 (Name of Record: Highland Lake)
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.
Map Name: Oneonta
Lat: 33.8850986 Lon: -86.4197059 [Map]
GNIS ID #2405832 (Name of Record: Town of Highland Lake)
A political division formed for administrative purposes (such as a borough, county, incorporated place, parish, town or township).
A 'civil' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'populated place' record. The information contained in the 'civil' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'populated place' classes.
Map Name: Oneonta
Lat: 33.8875629 Lon: -86.424442 [Map]
Referenced FIPS Records ...
FIPS Code: 01/34480 (Place Name: Highland Lake)
County: Blount (FIPS State/County: 01/009)
Identifies an incorporated place (ie- Highland Lake) that does not serve as a primary county division - or in other words, it is included in and is part of a primary county division (ie- Blount County).
MRF Code: 887
MSA Code: 1000