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About Pilgrims Rest
Pilgrims Rest<1> is located in Etowah County (Alabama).

Our Pages for Pilgrims Rest ...

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

- State Code:  01 (Alabama)

- State / County Code:  01 / 055 (Etowah County)

- State / Place Code:  01 / 59808

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID.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

Pilgrims Rest has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '149102'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Pilgrims Rest.

Footnotes ...



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

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