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Aetna is located in Lake County (Indiana).

Our Pages for Aetna ...

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

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FIPS Codes
In the past, the federal government created a set of codes that are used to uniquely identify States, Counties and Populated Places (such as a community like Aetna). These codes form the Federal Information Processing Standard. (specifically FIPS Document 55-3).

The State Code consists of two digits, the County Code consists of three digits and the Place Code consists of five digits. The County and Place Codes must be used together with the State Code to be truly unique.

For example, the following codes apply to the community of Aetna:

- State Code:  18 (Indiana)

- State / County Code:  18 / 089 (Lake County)

- State / Place Code:  18 / 00676

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID. Although obsolete, the FIPS Codes are still in use by some organizations.

For more information about the FIPS Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Aetna.
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.

Aetna has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '430025'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Aetna.


 
 
 

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