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Sharps Spur, Alabama

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Census Data for Sharps Spur ...

Although we found mention of Sharps Spur during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Sharps Spur. If you can help us locate Sharps Spur, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Sharps Spur<2> has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

Macon County ...

Sharps Spur is located in Macon County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Macon County.

Miscellaneous Information for Sharps Spur ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Macon County or the community of Sharps Spur:

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 01 (Alabama)

County Code: 087 (Macon County)

Place Code: 69576 (Sharps Spur)

State & County Code: 01/087 (Alabama / Macon County)

State & Place Code: 01/69576 (Alabama / Sharps Spur)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Sharps Spur is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Sharps Spur.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Sharps Spur and then turned west". While Sharps Spur could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Sharps Spur as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Sharps Spur could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alabama community named Sharps Spur.

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<2>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Sharps Spur may originally have been Sharp's Spur. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Sharps Spur might be written as Sharp Spur. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Sharps Spur.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sharps Spur.