RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Blue Mountain, Arkansas

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other AR
Communities













Various Identification Codes ...

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, establish a 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 numeric code 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 Blue Mountain: 2405283

GNIS ID for Logan County: 82850

GNIS ID for Arkansas: 68085

FIPS Codes ...

In a past effort, various federal agencies created 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.

The following FIPS codes apply to Blue Mountain:

Place (Community) Code:  07210
State Code:  05 (Arkansas)
County Code:  083 (Logan County)

Since the Place and County FIPS codes are not unique and can be repeated in other States, it's necessary to combine the State code with the Place and County FIPS codes to uniquely identify them - for example:

State/Place Code:  05/07210
State/County Code:  05/083

As already mentioned, the FIPS codes are to be replaced by the GNIS codes. The following reflect those changes:

 FIPS Code   translates to   GNIS Code
State of Arkansas:    05   68085
Logan County:    05/083   82850
Blue Mountain:    05/07210   2405283

GPS Location - GNIS vs Census ...

An important aspect of the GNIS code is that it assigns a GPS location (the latitude/longitude) to the geographic feature. This location is simply a point on the map and does not represent the size or shape of the feature. In the case of Blue Mountain, it is a point within Blue Mountain that might be a post office, the city hall or simply an intersection - the point should really be considered arbitrary and only indicating a general location.

For Blue Mountain, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   35° 7' 51"   (or 35.13°)

Lon:   -93° 42' 57"   (or -93.72°)   [Map]

Determined by its statistical needs, the Census Bureau has defined a sampling area for Blue Mountain - this area also contains a map point. As with the GNIS code, the location of the Census point should be considered as being arbitrary within the sampling area.

For Blue Mountain, the Census 2010 GPS location is given as:

Lat:   35° 7' 54"   (or 35.13°)

Lon:   -93° 43' 0"   (or -93.72°)   [Map]

The map point defined by the Census Bureau lies 324.8 feet to the northwest<1> of the point given by the GNIS (see above).

You might note that the GPS location given for the 2010 Census is different than the location that was specified by the 2000 Census:

Lat:   35° 7' 51"   (or 35.13°)

Lon:   -93° 42' 43"   (or -93.71°)   [Map]

The GPS location given for the 2000 Census lies 1,404 feet to the east<2> of the point given by the 2010 Census.

Regional Codes ...

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

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Blue Mountain is located in Division #7 (the West South-Central Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Blue Mountain is located in Region VI (Region 6).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Blue Mountain is located in Region VI (Region 6).

ZIP Codes ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a town like Blue Mountain, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Blue Mountain. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code are defined by the needs of the USPS and can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Blue Mountain: 72826<3>

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #70733   (Name of Record: Blue Mountain)

Class: populated place

A place or area having clustered or scattered buildings and a permanent population (such as a city, settlement, town or village). The boundaries may or may not coincide with the perceived population.

A 'populated place' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'civil' record. The information contained in the 'populated place' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'civil' classes.

County: Logan

Map Name: Blue Mountain

Lat: 35.1303689       Lon: -93.7115846   [Map]

Elev: 157 ft.


GNIS ID #2405283   (Name of Record: Town of Blue Mountain)

Class: civil

A political division formed for administrative purposes (such as a borough, county, incorporated place, parish, town or township).

A 'civil' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'populated place' record. The information contained in the 'civil' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'populated place' classes.

County: Logan

Map Name: Blue Mountain

Lat: 35.131103       Lon: -93.716072   [Map]

Elev: 151 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 05/07210   (Place Name: Blue Mountain)

County: Logan     (FIPS State/County: 05/083)

Class: C1

Identifies an incorporated place (ie- Blue Mountain) that does not serve as a primary county division - or in other words, it is included in and is part of a primary county division (ie- Logan County).

GSA Code: 440

MRF Code: 225

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Logan County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blue Mountain. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/


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 of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

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

Footnotes ...

<1>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS-supplied location is 37 degrees and a distance of 324.8 feet.
<2>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2000 Census location is 255 degrees and a distance of 1,404 feet.
<3>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Blue Mountain or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 17 Oct 2020