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About Wharncliffe
Wharncliffe is located in Mingo County (West Virginia).

Our Pages for Wharncliffe ...

-profile   General information about Wharncliffe
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Wharncliffe
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Wharncliffe (By-County)
-census   Census information for Wharncliffe
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Wharncliffe
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Wharncliffe
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Wharncliffe
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Wharncliffe
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Wharncliffe
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Wharncliffe
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Wharncliffe
-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 Wharncliffe, area code (681) is the Overlay for area code (304).

The Overlay is necessary when the geographic area requires (or expects 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 Wharncliffe). 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 Wharncliffe:

- State Code:  54 (West Virginia)

- State / County Code:  54 / 059 (Mingo County)

- State / Place Code:  54 / 86332

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID.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 Wharncliffe.
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.

Wharncliffe has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '1548976'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Wharncliffe.


 
 
 

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