A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
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).
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 Stover: 1487649
FIPS Codes ...
The following FIPS codes apply to Stover:
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:
As already mentioned, the FIPS codes are to be replaced by the GNIS codes. The following reflect those changes:
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 Stover, it is a point within Stover 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 Stover, the GNIS GPS location is given as:
Lat: 38° 16' 19" (or 38.27°)
Lon: -79° 8' 49" (or -79.15°) [Map]
Regional Codes ...
For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Stover is located in Region #3 (the South Region).
In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Stover is located in Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Stover is located in Region III (Region 3).
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Stover is located in Region III (Region 3).
Referenced GNIS Records ...
GNIS ID #1487649 (Name of Record: Stover)
Class: populated place
Map Name: Stokesville
Lat: 38.2720722 Lon: -79.1469774 [Map]
Elev: 461 ft.
Referenced FIPS Records ...
FIPS Code: 51/75968 (Place Name: Stover)
County: Augusta (FIPS State/County: 51/015)
Identifies a populated place (ie- Stover) 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).
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Augusta County: www.co.augusta.va.us/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.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)
This page was last modified: 12 Sep 2020