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Brentwood, Alabama
(Madison County)

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About Brentwood
Brentwood is located in Madison County (Alabama).

Our Pages for Brentwood ...

-profile   General information about Brentwood
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Brentwood
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Brentwood (By-County)
-census   Census information for Brentwood
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Brentwood
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Brentwood
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Brentwood
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Brentwood
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Brentwood
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Brentwood
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Brentwood
-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 Brentwood, 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 even for local calls. There are different types of Overlays, with each Overlay-type 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.

Brentwood has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '146715'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Brentwood.