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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 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 Spivey Ford: 1493634

GNIS ID for Scott County: 1498172

GNIS ID for Virginia: 1779803

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 Spivey Ford:

Place (Community) Code:  74410
State Code:  51 (Virginia)
County Code:  169 (Scott 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:  51/74410
State/County Code:  51/169

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 Virginia:    51   1779803
Scott County:    51/169   1498172
Spivey Ford:    51/74410   1493634

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

Lat:   36° 39' 34"   (or 36.66°)

Lon:   -82° 42' 11"   (or -82.7°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

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

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Spivey Ford is located in Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Spivey Ford is located in Region III (Region 3).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Spivey Ford is located in Region III (Region 3).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1493634   (Name of Record: Spivey Ford)

Class: crossing

County: Scott

Map Name: Clinchport

Lat: 36.6595423       Lon: -82.7032145   [Map]

Elev: 377 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 51/74410   (Place Name: Spivey Ford)

County: Scott     (FIPS State/County: 51/169)

Class: X2

MSA Code: 3660

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The official website for Scott County: www.scottcountyva.com/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/


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The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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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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