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Gum Springs, Tennessee
(Lawrence County)

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About Gum Springs
Gum Springs is located in Lawrence County (Tennessee).

Our Pages for Gum Springs ...

-profile   General information about Gum Springs
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Gum Springs
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Gum Springs (By-County)
-census   Census information for Gum Springs
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Gum Springs
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Gum Springs
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Gum Springs
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Gum Springs
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Gum Springs
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Gum Springs
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Gum Springs
-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 Gum Springs). 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 Gum Springs:

- State Code:  47 (Tennessee)

- State / County Code:  47 / 099 (Lawrence County)

- State / Place Code:  47 / 31630

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID.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 Gum Springs.
GNIS Codes
The function of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is to establish uniform names for geographic features (eg- communities, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, etc). The BGN was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. BGN–accepted names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), which is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent identifier has been assigned for each feature in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive.

Gum Springs has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '1315169'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Gum Springs.