So far, we have found very little information about Rains. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>
We've added Rains to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Rains, 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, chose a 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 numeric code 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 Rains: 150737
GNIS ID for DeKalb County: 161550
GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775