A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Chiles Ferry, Alabama
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 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 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 Chiles Ferry: 132495
FIPS Codes ...
In a past effort, various federal agencies created 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.
While FIPS codes have been assigned to all counties and states, a specific code has not been assigned to Chiles Ferry. The following FIPS codes apply to the State and County:
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 Chiles Ferry, it is a point within Chiles Ferry 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 Chiles Ferry, the GNIS GPS location is given as:
Lat: 32° 52' 49" (or 32.88°)
Lon: -87° 49' 19" (or -87.82°) [Map]' . '
Regional Codes ...
For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Chiles Ferry is located in Region #3 (the South Region).
In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Chiles Ferry is located in Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Chiles Ferry is located in Region IV (Region 4).
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Chiles Ferry is located in Region IV (Region 4).
Referenced GNIS Records ...
GNIS ID #132495 (Name of Record: Chiles Ferry (historical))
Map Name: Knoxville
Lat: 32.8804056 Lon: -87.8219572 [Map]
Elev: 29 ft.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
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This page was last modified: 06 Mar 2019