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Red Bank, Alabama

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Red Bank is located in Lawrence County (Alabama).

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-profile   General information about Red Bank
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Red Bank
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Red Bank (By-County)
-census   Census information for Red Bank
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Red Bank
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Red Bank
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Red Bank
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Red Bank
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-summary   Summarized information
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-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Red Bank
-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 Red Bank, area code (938) is the Overlay for area code (256).

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

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

If you would like to learn more about Overlays, we suggest the Wikipedia entry for Overlays.
A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how residents of Red Bank refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Red Bank may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

A demonym for Red Bank is Red Banker.

For example: My brother now lives elsewhere, yet he still thinks of himself as a Red Banker.
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 Red Bank). 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 Red Bank:

- State Code:  01 (Alabama)

- State / County Code:  01 / 079 (Lawrence County)

- State / Place Code:  01 / 63552

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 Red Bank.
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.

Red Bank has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '125465'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Red Bank.