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Jones Crossroads, Alabama
(Houston County)

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About Jones Crossroads
Jones Crossroads<1> is located in Houston County (Alabama).

Our Pages for Jones Crossroads ...

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

- State Code:  01 (Alabama)

- State / County Code:  01 / 069 (Houston County)

- State / Place Code:  01 / 38980

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID.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

Jones Crossroads has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '156537'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Jones Crossroads.

Footnotes ...



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

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