Miscellaneous Information for Bretz ...
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 Preston County or the community of Bretz:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Bretz:
GNIS ID for Bretz: 1553973
GNIS ID for Preston County: 1558642
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: 077 (Preston County)
Place Code: 09988 (Bretz)
State & County Code: 54/077 (West Virginia / Preston County)
State & Place Code: 54/09988 (West Virginia / Bretz)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Bretz 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 Bretz.