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Tanner Heights, Alabama

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About Tanner Heights
Tanner Heights is located in Morgan County (Alabama).

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-profile   General information about Tanner Heights
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Tanner Heights
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Tanner Heights (By-County)
-census   Census information for Tanner Heights
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Tanner Heights
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Tanner Heights
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Tanner Heights
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Tanner Heights
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Tanner Heights
-summary   Summarized information
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-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Tanner Heights
-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 Tanner Heights, 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, even if local. There are different types of Overlays, with each Overlay-type having its own characteristics and dialing requirements.

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

- State Code:  01 (Alabama)

- State / County Code:  01 / 103 (Morgan County)

- State / Place Code:  01 / 74832

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID.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

Tanner Heights has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '127666'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Tanner Heights.