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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, 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 number 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 Ady: 1379323

GNIS ID for Potter County: 1383973

GNIS ID for Texas: 1779801

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 Ady:

Place (Community) Code:  01348
State Code:  48 (Texas)
County Code:  375 (Potter 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:  48/01348
State/County Code:  48/375

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 Texas:    48   1779801
Potter County:    48/375   1383973
Ady:    48/01348   1379323

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 Ady, it is a point within Ady 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 Ady, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   35° 29' 8"   (or 35.49°)

Lon:   -102° 7' 56"   (or -102.13°)  

Regional Codes ...

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

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Ady is located in Division #7 (the West South-Central Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Ady is located in Region VI (Region 6).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Ady is located in Region VI (Region 6).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1379323   (Name of Record: Ady)

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: Potter

Map Name: Ady

Lat: 35.4856041       Lon: -102.1324141  

Elev: 960 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 48/01348   (Place Name: Ady)

County: Potter     (FIPS State/County: 48/375)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Ady) 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: 320

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The official website for Potter County: www.co.potter.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.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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