A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
American Lake, Washington
Although we found mention of American Lake during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how American Lake was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
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Various Identification Codes ...
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 American Lake:
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:
Regional Codes ...
For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. American Lake is located in Region #4 (the West Region).
In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. American Lake is located in Division #9 (the Pacific Division).
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. American Lake is located in Region X (Region 10).
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. American Lake is located in Region X (Region 10).
Referenced FIPS Records ...
FIPS Code: 53/01885 (Place Name: American Lake (Veterans Administration Hospital))
County: Pierce (FIPS State/County: 53/053)
MSA Code: 8200
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.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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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022