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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 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 Hickory Creek: 1383342

GNIS ID for Houston County: 1383898

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.

While FIPS codes have been assigned to all counties and states, a specific code has not been assigned to Hickory Creek. The following FIPS codes apply to the State and County:

State Code:  48 (Texas)
County Code:  225 (Houston 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 Hickory Creek, it is a point within Hickory Creek 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 Hickory Creek, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   31° 22' 43"   (or 31.38°)

Lon:   -95° 19' 16"   (or -95.32°)  

Regional Codes ...

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

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

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

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

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1383342   (Name of Record: Hickory Creek)

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: Houston

Map Name: Crockett NE

Lat: 31.3787916       Lon: -95.3213317  

Elev: 120 ft.

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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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