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Windcrest, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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About Windcrest
Windcrest is located in Lauderdale County (Alabama).

Our Pages for Windcrest ...

-profile   General information about Windcrest
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Windcrest
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Windcrest (By-County)
-census   Census information for Windcrest
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Windcrest
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Windcrest
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Windcrest
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Windcrest
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Windcrest
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Windcrest
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Windcrest
-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 Windcrest, 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 for all calls. 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.
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.

Windcrest has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '142068'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Windcrest.