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Although we found mention of Spring Creek during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Spring Creek was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was 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 Spring Creek. If you can help us locate Spring Creek, 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 Spring Creek:

Place (Community) Code:  70295
State Code:  36 (New York)
County Code:  047 (Kings 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:  36/70295
State/County Code:  36/047

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Spring Creek is located in Region #1 (the Northeast Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Spring Creek is located in Division #2 (the Middle Atlantic Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Spring Creek is located in Region II (Region 2).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Spring Creek is located in Region II (Region 2).

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 36/70295   (Place Name: Spring Creek)

County: Kings     (FIPS State/County: 36/047)

Class: B

MSA Code: 5600

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.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>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Spring Creek and then turned east". While Spring Creek could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Spring Creek as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Spring Creek could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another New York community named Spring Creek.




 

 

 

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