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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 new 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 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 New Pine Creek: 1659217

GNIS ID for Lake County: 1135854

GNIS ID for Oregon: 1155107

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 New Pine Creek:

Place (Community) Code:  52400
State Code:  41 (Oregon)
County Code:  037 (Lake 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:  41/52400
State/County Code:  41/037

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 Oregon:    41   1155107
Lake County:    41/037   1135854
New Pine Creek:    41/52400   1659217

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 New Pine Creek, it is a point within New Pine Creek 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 New Pine Creek, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   41° 59' 33"   (or 41.99°)

Lon:   -120° 17' 49"   (or -120.3°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. New Pine Creek is located in Region #4 (the West Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. New Pine Creek is located in Division #9 (the Pacific Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. New Pine Creek is located in Region X (Region 10).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. New Pine Creek is located in Region X (Region 10).

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 New Pine Creek, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) New Pine Creek. 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 New Pine Creek: 97635<1>

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1164121   (Name of Record: New Pine Creek)

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: Lake

Map Name: Willow Ranch

Lat: 41.9940541       Lon: -120.2971776   [Map]

Elev: 1476 ft.


GNIS ID #1659217   (Name of Record: New Pine Creek)

Class: populated place

County: Modoc

Map Name: Willow Ranch

Lat: 41.9926652       Lon: -120.2971776   [Map]

Elev: 1478 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 41/52400   (Place Name: New Pine Creek)

County: Lake     (FIPS State/County: 41/037)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- New Pine Creek) 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).

GSA Code: 1497

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

The official website for Lake County: www.lakecountyor.org

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.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>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether New Pine Creek or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).









 

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