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The location of Kettle Falls









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, chose a 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 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 Kettle Falls: 661637

GNIS ID for Saint Louis County: 662850

GNIS ID for Minnesota: 662849

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 Kettle Falls:

Place (Community) Code:  32955
State Code:  27 (Minnesota)
County Code:  137 (Saint Louis 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:  27/32955
State/County Code:  27/137

As already mentioned, the FIPS codes are to be replaced by the GNIS codes. The following reflect those changes:

 FIPS Code   translates to   GNIS Code
State of Minnesota:    27   662849
Saint Louis County:    27/137   662850
Kettle Falls:    27/32955   661637

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 Kettle Falls, it is a point within Kettle Falls 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 Kettle Falls, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   48° 30' 9"   (or 48.5°)

Lon:   -92° 38' 22"   (or -92.64°)   [Map]

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Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Kettle Falls is located in Region #2 (the Midwest Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Kettle Falls is located in Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Kettle Falls is located in Region V (Region 5).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Kettle Falls is located in Region V (Region 5).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #661637   (Name of Record: Kettle Falls)

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: St. Louis

Map Name: Kettle Falls

Lat: 48.5026834       Lon: -92.639596   [Map]

Elev: 342 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 27/32955   (Place Name: Kettle Falls)

County: St. Louis     (FIPS State/County: 27/137)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Kettle Falls) that is wholly or substantially located outside the boundaries of any incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) that has an authoritative common name recognized by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

MSA Code: 2240

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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)





 

 

 

 

 


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