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 The location of Newry 

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(within Vernon County, State of Wisconsin)

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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, chose a new 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 Newry: 1570261

GNIS ID for Vernon County: 1581121

GNIS ID for Wisconsin: 1779806

FIPS Codes ...

In a past effort, various federal agencies worked together to create a set of codes with a purpose similar to the GNIS codes. These codes are called the Federal Information Processing Standard (or the FIPS 55 codes). Although they are still used by some organizations, the FIPS codes are obsolete and will ultimately be replaced by the GNIS codes.

The following FIPS codes apply to Newry:

Place (Community) Code:  57150
State Code:  55 (Wisconsin)
County Code:  123 (Vernon County)

Since the Place and County FIPS codes are not unique and can be repeated in other States, it's necessary to combine the State code with the Place and County FIPS codes to uniquely identify them - for example:

State/Place Code:  55/57150
State/County Code:  55/123

As already mentioned, the FIPS codes are to be replaced by the GNIS codes. The following reflect those changes:

 FIPS Code   translates to   GNIS Code
State of Wisconsin:    55   1779806
Vernon County:    55/123   1581121
Newry:    55/57150   1570261

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 Newry, it is a point within Newry 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 Newry, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   43°42'41" N   (or 43.71° N)

Lon:   -90°49'2" W   (or -90.82° W)

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Newry is located in Region #2 (the Midwest Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Newry is located in Division #3 (the East North-Central Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Newry is located in Region V (Region 5).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1570261   (Name of Record: Newry)

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: Vernon

Map Name: Westby

Lat: 43.7116371       Lon: -90.8173536

Elev: 408

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 55/57150   (Place Name: Newry)

County: Vernon     (FIPS State/County: 55/123)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Newry) 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Newry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The Panormaio photo collection might have pictures for the area around Newry:

Working on your genealogy? These are excellent websites to start with when searching in and around the area of Newry and Vernon County:

Cyndi's List for the State of Wisconsin,
        for Vernon County
Family Search for the State of Wisconsin,
        for Vernon County
USGenWeb for the State of Wisconsin

We have a longer, more detailed list of websites on our Genealogy Helper Page for Newry.

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau


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