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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, 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 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 Franklin Grove: 2398918

GNIS ID for Lee County: 424253

GNIS ID for Illinois: 1779784

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 Franklin Grove:

Place (Community) Code:  27689
State Code:  17 (Illinois)
County Code:  103 (Lee 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:  17/27689
State/County Code:  17/103

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 Illinois:    17   1779784
Lee County:    17/103   424253
Franklin Grove:    17/27689   2398918

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 Franklin Grove, it is a point within Franklin Grove 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 Franklin Grove, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   41° 50' 28"   (or 41.84°)

Lon:   -89° 18' 2"   (or -89.3°)  

Determined by its statistical needs, the Census Bureau has defined a sampling area for Franklin Grove - 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 Franklin Grove, the Census 2010 GPS location is given as:

Lat:   41° 50' 27"   (or 41.84°)

Lon:   -89° 18' 2"   (or -89.3°)  

The map point defined by the Census Bureau lies 158.2 feet to the south<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:   41° 50' 30"   (or 41.84°)

Lon:   -89° 18' 1"   (or -89.3°)  

The GPS location given for the 2000 Census lies 295 feet to the north<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. Franklin Grove is located in Region #2 (the Midwest Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Franklin Grove is located in Division #3 (the East North-Central Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Franklin Grove is located in Region V (Region 5).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Franklin Grove is located in Region V (Region 5).

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 village like Franklin Grove, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Franklin Grove. 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 Franklin Grove: 61031<3>

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #408665   (Name of Record: Franklin Grove)

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: Lee

Map Name: Franklin Grove

Lat: 41.8416982       Lon: -89.3003765  

Elev: 245 ft.


GNIS ID #2398918   (Name of Record: Village of Franklin Grove)

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: Lee

Map Name: Franklin Grove

Lat: 41.841378       Lon: -89.300578  

Elev: 245 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 17/27689   (Place Name: Franklin Grove)

County: Lee     (FIPS State/County: 17/103)

Class: C1

Identifies an incorporated place (ie- Franklin Grove) 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- Lee County).

GSA Code: 3180

MRF Code: 2050

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The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.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 180 degrees and a distance of 158.2 feet.
<2>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2000 Census location is 345 degrees and a distance of 295 feet.
<3>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Franklin Grove or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).









 

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