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Sweetwater, Alabama

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About Sweetwater
Sweetwater is located in Limestone County (Alabama).

Our Pages for Sweetwater ...

-profile   General information about Sweetwater
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Sweetwater
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Sweetwater (By-County)
-census   Census information for Sweetwater
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Sweetwater
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Sweetwater
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Sweetwater
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Sweetwater
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Sweetwater
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Sweetwater
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Sweetwater
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

Area Code Overlay
An Overlay refers to the situation in which two (or more) area codes (eg- 256, 938) serve the same geographic area. In the case of Sweetwater, area code (938) is the Overlay for area code (256).

The Overlay is necessary when the geographic area requires (or expects to need) more phone numbers than can be provided by a single area code.

When an Overlay is present, 10-digit dialing becomes necessary for all calls. There are different types of Overlays, with each Overlay having its own characteristics and dialing requirements.

If you would like to learn more about Overlays, we suggest the Wikipedia entry for Overlays.
GNIS Codes
The function of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is to establish uniform names for geographic features (eg- communities, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, etc). The BGN was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. BGN–accepted names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), which is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent identifier has been assigned for each feature in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive.

Sweetwater has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '137908'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Sweetwater.


 
 
 

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