Although we found mention of Tiger Mines during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Tiger Mines was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.
One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Tiger Mines. If you can help us locate Tiger Mines, please Contact Us.
- About Tiger Mines
- Tiger Mines is located in Walker County (Alabama).
Our Pages for Tiger Mines ...
|-profile || General information about Tiger Mines |
|-nearby || What's in the neighborhood around Tiger Mines |
|-bycounty || Nearest communities to Tiger Mines (By-County) |
|-census || Census information for Tiger Mines |
|-tidbits || Tidbits and trivia about Tiger Mines |
|-genealogy || Our Genealogy Helper for Tiger Mines |
|-summary || Summarized information |
|-map || Interactive map centered on Tiger Mines |
|-tripmap || TripAdvisor Tourism pages |
|-misc || Miscellaneous information |
|-wishlist || Things we would like to know about Tiger Mines |
|-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 Tiger Mines). 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 Tiger Mines:
- State Code: 01 (Alabama)
- State / County Code: 01 / 127 (Walker County)
- State / Place Code: 01 / 76212
The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID.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 Tiger Mines.
|<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 north past Tiger Mines and then turned east". While Tiger Mines could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Tiger Mines 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.
Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.
Also keep in mind that Tiger Mines 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alabama community named Tiger Mines.
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