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About Mountain Lake Estates
Mountain Lake Estates is located in Cherokee County (Alabama).

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

Glossary and Definitions ...

Area Code Overlay
An Overlay refers to the situation in which two (or more) area codes (eg- 256, 938) serve the same geographic area. In the case of Mountain Lake Estates, area code (938) is the Overlay for area code (256).

The Overlay is necessary when the geographic area requires (or in the future will need) more phone numbers than can be provided by a single area code.

When an Overlay is present, 10-digit dialing becomes necessary for all calls. There are different types of Overlays, with each of the different Overlays having its own characteristics and dialing requirements.

If you would like to learn more about Overlays, we suggest the Wikipedia entry for Overlays.
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.

Mountain Lake Estates has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '136943'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Mountain Lake Estates.