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Whites Ferry, Alabama
(Sumter County)

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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 new 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 number 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 Whites Ferry: 157320

GNIS ID for Sumter County: 161585

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

FIPS Codes ...

In a past effort, various federal agencies worked together to create a set of codes with a purpose similar to the GNIS codes. These codes are called the Federal Information Processing Standard (or the FIPS 55 codes). Although they are still used by some organizations, the FIPS codes are obsolete and will ultimately be replaced by the GNIS codes.

While FIPS codes have been assigned to all counties and states, a specific code has not been assigned to Whites Ferry. The following FIPS codes apply to the State and County:

State Code:  01 (Alabama)
County Code:  119 (Sumter County)

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Whites Ferry is located in Region #3 (the South Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Whites Ferry is located in Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Whites Ferry is located in Region IV (Region 4).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Whites Ferry is located in Region IV (Region 4).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #157320   (Name of Record: Whites Ferry (historical))

Class: crossing

County: Sumter

Map Name: Unknown

Lat: 0       Lon: 0   [Map]

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


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The official website of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)



 
 
 

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