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About Howells Ferry
Howells Ferry<1> is located in George County (Mississippi).

Our Pages for Howells Ferry ...

-profile   General information about Howells Ferry
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Howells Ferry
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Howells Ferry (By-County)
-census   Census information for Howells Ferry
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Howells Ferry
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Howells Ferry
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Howells Ferry
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Howells Ferry
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Howells Ferry
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Howells Ferry
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Howells Ferry
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

Area Code Overlay
An Overlay refers to the situation in which two (or more) area codes (eg- 601, 769) serve the same geographic area. In the case of Howells Ferry, area code (769) is the Overlay for area code (601).

The Overlay is necessary when the geographic area requires (or planners expect to need) more phone numbers than can be provided by a single area code.

When an Overlay is present, 10-digit dialing becomes necessary for all calls. There are different types of Overlays, with each having its own characteristics and dialing requirements.

If you would like to learn more about Overlays, we suggest the Wikipedia entry for Overlays.
GNIS Codes
The function of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is to establish uniform names for geographic features (eg- communities, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, etc). The BGN was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. BGN–accepted names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), which is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent identifier has been assigned for each feature in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive.

Howells Ferry has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '687104'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Howells Ferry.

Footnotes ...



<1>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Howells Ferry may originally have been Howell's Ferry. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Howells Ferry might be written as Howell Ferry. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Howells Ferry.

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