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Arnolds Chapel, Tennessee

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Although we found mention of Arnolds Chapel during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Arnolds Chapel was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's 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 Arnolds Chapel. If you can help us locate Arnolds Chapel, please Contact Us.

About Arnolds Chapel
Arnolds Chapel is located in Putnam County (Tennessee).

Our Pages for Arnolds Chapel ...

-profile   General information about Arnolds Chapel
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Arnolds Chapel
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Arnolds Chapel (By-County)
-census   Census information for Arnolds Chapel
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Arnolds Chapel
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Arnolds Chapel
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Arnolds Chapel
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Arnolds Chapel
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

FIPS Codes
In the past, the federal government created a set of codes that are used to uniquely identify States, Counties and Populated Places (such as a community like Arnolds Chapel). These codes form the Federal Information Processing Standard. (specifically FIPS Document 55-3).

The State Code consists of two digits, the County Code consists of three digits and the Place Code consists of five digits. The County and Place Codes must be used together with the State Code to be truly unique.

For example, the following codes apply to the community of Arnolds Chapel:

- State Code:  47 (Tennessee)

- State / County Code:  47 / 141 (Putnam County)

- State / Place Code:  47 / 01920

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID. Although obsolete, the FIPS Codes are still in use by some organizations.

For more information about the FIPS Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Arnolds Chapel.

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 Arnolds Chapel and then turned east". While Arnolds Chapel could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Arnolds Chapel 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Arnolds Chapel 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 Tennessee community named Arnolds Chapel.

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