Miscellaneous Information for Bluestone ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Mercer County or the community of Bluestone:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Bluestone:
GNIS ID for Bluestone: 1553941
GNIS ID for Mercer County: 1557645
GNIS ID for West Virginia: 1779805
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 54 (West Virginia)
County Code: 055 (Mercer County)
Place Code: 08668 (Bluestone)
State & County Code: 54/055 (West Virginia / Mercer County)
State & Place Code: 54/08668 (West Virginia / Bluestone)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Bluestone is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Bluestone.