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So far, we have found very little information about Clifton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Clifton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Clifton, please Contact Us.


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 identification 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 Clifton: 1437525

GNIS ID for Tooele County: 1448036

GNIS ID for Utah: 1455989

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 Clifton:

Place (Community) Code:  14235
State Code:  49 (Utah)
County Code:  045 (Tooele 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:  49/14235
State/County Code:  49/045

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 Utah:    49   1455989
Tooele County:    49/045   1448036
Clifton:    49/14235   1437525

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

Lat:   40° 6' 15"   (or 40.1°)

Lon:   -113° 49' 1"   (or -113.82°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Clifton would have been located in Region #4 (the West Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Clifton would have been located in Division #8 (the Mountain Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Clifton would have been located in Region VIII (Region 8).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Clifton would have been located in Region VIII (Region 8).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1437525   (Name of Record: Clifton)

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: Tooele

Map Name: Clifton

Lat: 40.1043815       Lon: -113.8172197   [Map]

Elev: 1897 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 49/14235   (Place Name: Clifton)

County: Tooele     (FIPS State/County: 49/045)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Clifton) 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).

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Utah

About Tooele County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tooele County: www.co.tooele.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.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)

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Clifton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 


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