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About Adolphus
Adolphus is located in Allen County (Kentucky).

Our Pages for Adolphus ...

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

Glossary and Definitions ...

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 Adolphus). 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 Adolphus:

- State Code:  21 (Kentucky)

- State / County Code:  21 / 003 (Allen County)

- State / Place Code:  21 / 00442

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID.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 Adolphus.
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.

Adolphus has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '485782'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Adolphus.


 
 
 

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