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Hoods Crossroads, Alabama

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About Hoods Crossroads
Hoods Crossroads<1> is located in Blount County (Alabama).

Our Pages for Hoods Crossroads ...

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

- State Code:  01 (Alabama)

- State / County Code:  01 / 009 (Blount County)

- State / Place Code:  01 / 35848

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID.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 Hoods Crossroads.
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.

Hoods Crossroads has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '120338'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Hoods Crossroads.

Footnotes ...



<1>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Hoods Crossroads may originally have been Hood's Crossroads. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Hoods Crossroads might be written as Hood Crossroads. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Hoods Crossroads.

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