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Arabia, Kentucky

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Although we found mention of Arabia during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Arabia was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Arabia. If you can help us locate Arabia, please Contact Us.

Various Identification Codes ...

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 Arabia:

Place (Community) Code:  01846
State Code:  21 (Kentucky)
County Code:  137 (Lincoln 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:  21/01846
State/County Code:  21/137

Regional Codes ...

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

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Arabia is located in Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

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

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 21/01846   (Place Name: Arabia (local name for South Fork))

County: Lincoln     (FIPS State/County: 21/137)

Class: X3

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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. Census Bureau

The official website for State of Kentucky: www.kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Arabia and then turned west". While Arabia could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Arabia as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Arabia could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Kentucky community named Arabia.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arabia.