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The location of Almond Valley

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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, establish a new 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 Almond Valley: 1696214

GNIS ID for Carroll County: 1696228

GNIS ID for Maryland: 1714934

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.

While FIPS codes have been assigned to all counties and states, a specific code has not been assigned to Almond Valley. The following FIPS codes apply to the State and County:

State Code:  24 (Maryland)
County Code:  013 (Carroll County)

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 Almond Valley, it is a point within Almond Valley 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 Almond Valley, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   39° 27' 16"   (or 39.45°)

Lon:   -76° 55' 33"   (or -76.93°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

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

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

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Almond Valley is located in Region III (Region 3).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1696214   (Name of Record: Almond Valley)

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: Carroll

Map Name: Finksburg

Lat: 39.4545476       Lon: -76.9260902   [Map]

Elev: 175 ft.

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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)

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

The official website for Carroll County: www.ccgov.carr.org/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/