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Various Identification Codes ...

GNIS Codes ...

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. The BGN will usually recognize an existing name or, when necessary, establish a name for a geographic feature (such as a mountain, lake, river, stream, city, town, village, dam, bridge, etc).

The BGN names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) and it is the official Federal repository. The GNIS is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent identification number has been assigned for each name in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive and it is intended that they are to be used by all departments of the Federal Government:

GNIS ID for Apple Creek: 736347

GNIS ID for Perry County: 758533

GNIS ID for Missouri: 1779791

FIPS Codes ...

In a past effort, various federal agencies worked together to create a set of codes with a purpose similar to the GNIS codes. These codes are called the Federal Information Processing Standard (or the FIPS 55 codes). Although they are still used by some organizations, the FIPS codes are obsolete and will ultimately be replaced by the GNIS codes.

The following FIPS codes apply to Apple Creek:

Place (Community) Code:  01468
State Code:  29 (Missouri)
County Code:  157 (Perry County)

Since the Place and County FIPS codes are not unique and can be repeated in other States, it's necessary to combine the State code with the Place and County FIPS codes to uniquely identify them - for example:

State/Place Code:  29/01468
State/County Code:  29/157

As already mentioned, the FIPS codes are to be replaced by the GNIS codes. The following reflect those changes:

 FIPS Code   translates to   GNIS Code
State of Missouri:    29   1779791
Perry County:    29/157   758533
Apple Creek:    29/01468   736347

GPS Location - GNIS Coordinates ...

An important aspect of the GNIS code is that it assigns a GPS location (the latitude/longitude) to the geographic feature. This location is simply a point on the map and does not represent the size or shape of the feature. In the case of Apple Creek, it is a point within Apple Creek that might be a post office, the city hall or simply an intersection - the point should really be considered arbitrary and only indicating a general location.

For Apple Creek, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   37°36'46" N   (or 37.61° N)

Lon:   -89°45'3" W   (or -89.75° W)

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Apple Creek is located in Region #2 (the Midwest Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Apple Creek is located in Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Apple Creek is located in Region VII (Region 7).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #736347   (Name of Record: Apple Creek)

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.

County: Perry

Map Name: Friedheim

Lat: 37.6128292       Lon: -89.7509351

Elev: 144

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 29/01468   (Place Name: Apple Creek)

County: Perry     (FIPS State/County: 29/157)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Apple Creek) that is wholly or substantially located outside the boundaries of any incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) that has an authoritative common name recognized by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Part-of-Code: 6

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