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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 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 identifier 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 Lithia Springs: 356358

GNIS ID for Douglas County: 1686467

GNIS ID for Georgia: 1705317

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.

The following FIPS codes apply to Lithia Springs:

Place (Community) Code:  46832
State Code:  13 (Georgia)
County Code:  097 (Douglas 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:  13/46832
State/County Code:  13/097

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 Georgia:    13   1705317
Douglas County:    13/097   1686467
Lithia Springs:    13/46832   356358

GPS Location - GNIS Coordinates ...

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 Lithia Springs, it is a point within Lithia Springs 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 Lithia Springs, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   33° 47' 38"   (or 33.79°)

Lon:   -84° 39' 37"   (or -84.66°)  

Regional Codes ...

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

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Lithia Springs is located in Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).

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

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

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 city like Lithia Springs, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Lithia Springs. 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 Lithia Springs: 30122<1>

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #356358   (Name of Record: Lithia Springs)

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: Douglas

Map Name: Austell

Lat: 33.7939953       Lon: -84.6604899  

Elev: 318 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 13/46832   (Place Name: Lithia Springs)

County: Douglas     (FIPS State/County: 13/097)

Class: C1

Identifies an incorporated place (ie- Lithia Springs) 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- Douglas County).

GSA Code: 3208

MRF Code: 1627

MSA Code: 520

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

The official website for Douglas County: www.co.douglas.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.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>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lithia Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).









 

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