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Burning Springs, West Virginia
(Wirt County)

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About Burning Springs
Burning Springs is located in Wirt County (West Virginia).

Our Pages for Burning Springs ...

-profile   General information about Burning Springs
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Burning Springs
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Burning Springs (By-County)
-census   Census information for Burning Springs
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Burning Springs
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Burning Springs
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Burning Springs
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Burning Springs
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Burning Springs
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Burning Springs
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Burning Springs
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

Area Code Overlay
An Overlay refers to the situation in which two (or more) area codes (eg- 304, 681) serve the same geographic area. In the case of Burning Springs, area code (681) is the Overlay for area code (304).

The Overlay is necessary when the geographic area requires (or planners expect to need) more phone numbers than can be provided by a single area code.

When an Overlay is present, 10-digit dialing becomes necessary even for local calls. There are different types of Overlays, with each having its own characteristics and dialing requirements.

If you would like to learn more about Overlays, we suggest the Wikipedia entry for Overlays.
FIPS Codes
In the past, the federal government created a set of codes that are used to uniquely identify States, Counties and Populated Places (such as a community like Burning Springs). These codes form the Federal Information Processing Standard. (specifically FIPS Document 55-3).

The State Code consists of two digits, the County Code consists of three digits and the Place Code consists of five digits. The County and Place Codes must be used together with the State Code to be truly unique.

For example, the following codes apply to the community of Burning Springs:

- State Code:  54 (West Virginia)

- State / County Code:  54 / 105 (Wirt County)

- State / Place Code:  54 / 11692

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID. Although obsolete, the FIPS Codes are still in use by some organizations.

For more information about the FIPS Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Burning Springs.
GNIS Codes
The function of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is to establish uniform names for geographic features (eg- communities, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, etc). The BGN was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. BGN–accepted names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), which is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent identifier has been assigned for each feature in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive.

Burning Springs has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '1549617'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Burning Springs.


 
 
 

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