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So far, we found very little information about Ashland. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>
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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 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 Ashland: 1219321
GNIS ID for Providence County: 1219781
GNIS ID for Rhode Island: 1219835
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.
While FIPS codes have been assigned to all counties and states, a specific code has not been assigned to Ashland. The following FIPS codes apply to the State and County:
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 Ashland, it is a point within Ashland 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 Ashland, the GNIS GPS location is given as:
Lat: 41° 47' 15" (or 41.79°)
Lon: -71° 36' 2" (or -71.6°) [Map]
Regional Codes ...
For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Ashland would have been located in Region #1 (the Northeast Region).
In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Ashland would have been located in Division #1 (the New England Division).
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Ashland would have been located in Region I (Region 1).
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Ashland would have been located in Region I (Region 1).
Referenced GNIS Records ...
GNIS ID #1219321 (Name of Record: Ashland (historical))
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.
Map Name: North Scituate
Lat: 41.7875997 Lon: -71.6006195 [Map]
Elev: 87 ft.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.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. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
The official website of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
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This page was last modified/updated: 20 Mar 2023