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

We've added Navy Town to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Navy Town, 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 identification number 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 Navy Town: 1416259

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

Lat:   52° 50' 26"   (or 52.8°)

Lon:   173° 10' 32"   (or 173.2°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

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

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

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

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1416259   (Name of Record: Navy Town)

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: Aleutians West (CA)

Map Name: Attu C-3

Lat: 52.8408333       Lon: 173.1755556   [Map]

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 02/52850   (Place Name: Navy Town)

County: Aleutians West (CA)     (FIPS State/County: 02/016)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Navy Town) 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 Navy Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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