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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, establish 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 code 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 Forks of the River: 1314122

GNIS ID for Knox County: 1639761

GNIS ID for Tennessee: 1325873

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 Forks of the River:

Place (Community) Code:  27210
State Code:  47 (Tennessee)
County Code:  093 (Knox 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:  47/27210
State/County Code:  47/093

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 Tennessee:    47   1325873
Knox County:    47/093   1639761
Forks of the River:    47/27210   1314122

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 Forks of the River, it is a point within Forks of the River 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 Forks of the River, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   35° 57' 35"   (or 35.96°)

Lon:   -83° 50' 15"   (or -83.84°)   [Map]

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Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Forks of the River is located in Region #3 (the South Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Forks of the River is located in Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Forks of the River is located in Region IV (Region 4).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Forks of the River is located in Region IV (Region 4).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1314122   (Name of Record: Forks of the River)

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: Knox

Map Name: Shooks Gap

Lat: 35.9598066       Lon: -83.8376803   [Map]

Elev: 274 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 47/27210   (Place Name: Forks of the River)

County: Knox     (FIPS State/County: 47/093)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Forks of the River) 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).

MSA Code: 3840

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forks of the River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Knox County: www.knoxcounty.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.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)





 

 

 

 

 


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