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Fort Gaines, Alabama

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

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Our information shows that the community of Fort Gaines is historic. The information below applies to the area where Fort Gaines would have been located.

Typical Abbreviation: Ft. Gaines

Time Zone: The area where Fort Gaines was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code for surrounding area: (251)

Elevation: Near sea level<2>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Fort Gaines. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2488, Longitude: -88.0750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Gaines have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   30° 14' 55"
Lon:   -88° 4' 30"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<4>   Fort Morgan

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Fort Gaines

GNIS ID:   156366
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 27530

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Fort Gaines)

About Mobile County

The community of Mobile is the County Seat for Mobile County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Mobile)


2016:<5>     414,836   (0.45% increase since 2010)  
2010:     412,992   (3.29% increase since 2000)
2000:     399,843

Total Area:<6>   1,644 sq. miles [4,258 km²]   - of which 25.22% is water (414.6 sq. miles [1,073.7 km²])

Housing Units:<7>   178,196

Official Website:   www.mobilecounty.org/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Mobile

GNIS ID:   161575
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 097

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Fort Gaines)

About Alabama

From the US Census


2016:     4,863,300   (1.75% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,779,736   (7.48% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,447,100

Websites for State of Alabama

Official Website:   www.alabama.gov/
Tourism:   www.tourism.alabama.gov/
Parks:   www.alapark.com/
Fishing:   www.outdooralabama.com/fishing-alabama/
Hunting:   www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Alabama

GNIS ID:   1779775
FIPS State:   01

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Fort Gaines)

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

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 Fort Gaines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Gaines - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Fort Gaines, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<4>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Fort Gaines.

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<5>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Fort Gaines. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<7>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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