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The location of Danville Center









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 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 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 Danville Center: 1457104

GNIS ID for Caledonia County: 1461759

GNIS ID for Vermont: 1779802

FIPS Codes ...

In a past effort, various federal agencies worked together to create 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 Danville Center:

Place (Community) Code:  17200
State Code:  50 (Vermont)
County Code:  005 (Caledonia 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:  50/17200
State/County Code:  50/005

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 Vermont:    50   1779802
Caledonia County:    50/005   1461759
Danville Center:    50/17200   1457104

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

Lat:   44° 25' 12"   (or 44.42°)

Lon:   -72° 7' 13"   (or -72.12°)   [Map]

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Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Danville Center is located in Region #1 (the Northeast Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Danville Center is located in Division #1 (the New England Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Danville Center is located in Region I (Region 1).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Danville Center is located in Region I (Region 1).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1457104   (Name of Record: Danville Center)

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: Caledonia

Map Name: Saint Johnsbury

Lat: 44.4200573       Lon: -72.1203753   [Map]

Elev: 409 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 50/17200   (Place Name: Danville Center)

County: Caledonia     (FIPS State/County: 50/005)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Danville Center) 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 Vermont

About Caledonia County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Danville Center. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.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)





 

 

 

 

 


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