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The location of Leath Gap

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

We've added Leath Gap to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Leath Gap, please Contact Us.




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, establish a new 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 identification number 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 Leath Gap: 149072

GNIS ID for Etowah County: 161553

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

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 Leath Gap. The following FIPS codes apply to the State and County:

State Code:  01 (Alabama)
County Code:  055 (Etowah 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 Leath Gap, it is a point within Leath Gap 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 Leath Gap, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   34° 8' 14"   (or 34.14°)

Lon:   -86° 3' 12"   (or -86.05°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Leath Gap would have been located in Region #3 (the South Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Leath Gap would have been located in Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Leath Gap would have been located in Region IV (Region 4).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #149072   (Name of Record: Leath Gap (historical))

Class: populated place

A place or area having clustered or scattered buildings and a permanent population (such as a city, settlement, town or village). The boundaries may or may not coincide with the perceived population.

A 'populated place' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'civil' record. The information contained in the 'populated place' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'civil' classes.

County: Etowah

Map Name: Rodentown

Lat: 34.1373176       Lon: -86.0535848   [Map]

Elev: 207 ft.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 Leath Gap, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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