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The location of Mayville









So far, we have found very little information about Mayville. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Mayville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mayville, please Contact Us.


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 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 code 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 Mayville: 654823

GNIS ID for Mower County: 659495

GNIS ID for Minnesota: 662849

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 Mayville:

Place (Community) Code:  41246
State Code:  27 (Minnesota)
County Code:  099 (Mower 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:  27/41246
State/County Code:  27/099

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
Mower County:    27/099   659495
Mayville:    27/41246   654823

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

Lat:   43° 45' 49"   (or 43.76°)

Lon:   -92° 54' 33"   (or -92.91°)   [Map]

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Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Mayville would have been located in Region #2 (the Midwest Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Mayville would have been located in Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Mayville would have been located in Region V (Region 5).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Mayville would have been located in Region V (Region 5).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #654823   (Name of Record: Mayville)

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: Mower

Map Name: Waltham

Lat: 43.7638515       Lon: -92.9093562   [Map]

Elev: 384 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 27/41246   (Place Name: Mayville)

County: Mower     (FIPS State/County: 27/099)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Mayville) 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).

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Mower County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mower County: www.co.mower.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)

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mayville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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