Miscellaneous Information for Watson ...
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 Marion County or the community of Watson:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Watson:
GNIS ID for Watson: 1555927
GNIS ID for Marion County: 1718173
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: 049 (Marion County)
Place Code: 84868 (Watson)
State & County Code: 54/049 (West Virginia / Marion County)
State & Place Code: 54/84868 (West Virginia / Watson)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Watson 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 Watson.