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About Hyder
Hyder is located in the Alaskan Pan Handle.

Our Pages for Hyder ...

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

Glossary and Definitions ...

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.

Hyder has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '1422711'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Hyder.
Portmanteau
A portmanteau is the forming of a linguistic combination or contraction by taking two (or more) words, their sound and the meaning of those words to create a new word. For example, smoke and fog becomes smog. An explanation of Hyder can be found under Toponymy (see below).
Toponymy
The definition of toponymy includes the study of place names (in this case, the community of Hyder). Toponymy includes the origin of the name and any meanings or stories that might be behind the name. While we generally limit ourselves to just the origin of a community's name, we appreciate any additional information.

The toponymy of Hyder:

Named after Frederick Hyder, a Canadian mining engineer.