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About Franklin Gardens
Franklin Gardens is located in Jefferson County (Alabama).

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

Glossary and Definitions ...

FIPS Codes
In the past, the federal government created a set of codes that are used to uniquely identify States, Counties and Populated Places (such as a community like Franklin Gardens). These codes form the Federal Information Processing Standard. (specifically FIPS Document 55-3).

The State Code consists of two digits, the County Code consists of three digits and the Place Code consists of five digits. The County and Place Codes must be used together with the State Code to be truly unique.

For example, the following codes apply to the community of Franklin Gardens:

- State Code:  01 (Alabama)

- State / County Code:  01 / 073 (Jefferson County)

- State / Place Code:  01 / 28072

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID. Although obsolete, the FIPS Codes are still in use by some organizations.

For more information about the FIPS Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Franklin Gardens.
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.

Franklin Gardens has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '118600'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Franklin Gardens.