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Grassy Creek, Virginia
(Russell County)

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About Grassy Creek
Grassy Creek is located in Russell County (Virginia).

Our Pages for Grassy Creek ...

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

- State Code:  51 (Virginia)

- State / County Code:  51 / 167 (Russell County)

- State / Place Code:  51 / 32315

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID.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 Grassy Creek.
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.

Grassy Creek has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '1495606'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Grassy Creek.