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The location of Morrisons Ferry

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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 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 Morrisons Ferry: 136579

GNIS ID for Monroe County: 161576

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 Morrisons Ferry. The following FIPS codes apply to the State and County:

State Code:  01 (Alabama)
County Code:  099 (Monroe 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 Morrisons Ferry, it is a point within Morrisons Ferry 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 Morrisons Ferry, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   31° 48' 2"   (or 31.8°)

Lon:   -87° 25' 34"   (or -87.43°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Morrisons Ferry is located in Region #3 (the South Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Morrisons Ferry is located in Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Morrisons Ferry is located in Region IV (Region 4).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #136579   (Name of Record: Morrisons Ferry (historical))

Class: crossing

County: Monroe

Map Name: Hybart

Lat: 31.8007083       Lon: -87.4263808   [Map]

Elev: 12 ft.

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