A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Although we found mention of Iron during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Iron 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 Iron. If you can help us locate Iron, please Contact Us.
Various Identification Codes ...
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 Iron:
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:
Regional Codes ...
For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Iron is located in Region #2 (the Midwest Region).
In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Iron is located in Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Iron is located in Region V (Region 5).
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Iron 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 community like Iron, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Iron. 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 Iron: 55751<2>
Referenced FIPS Records ...
FIPS Code: 27/31184 (Place Name: Iron (corporate and RR name Iron Junction))
County: St. Louis (FIPS State/County: 27/137)
GSA Code: 3508
MSA Code: 2240
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Saint Louis County: www.co.st-louis.mn.us/
The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.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)
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 27 Aug 2019