Regional Codes ...
For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Spears would have been located in Region #3 (the South Region).
In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Spears would have been located in Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Spears would have been located in Region III (Region 3).
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Spears would have been located in Region III (Region 3).
Referenced GNIS Records ...
GNIS ID #1741679 (Name of Record: Spears (historical))
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.
Map Name: Big Creek
Lat: 38.1223167 Lon: -82.1156914 [Map]
Elev: 249 ft.
Referenced FIPS Records ...
FIPS Code: 54/75724 (Place Name: Spears)
County: Lincoln (FIPS State/County: 54/043)
Identifies a populated place (in this case, Spears) located wholly or substantially outside the boundaries of an incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) but whose name has not been verified as authoritative by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).