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 The location of Charlie 

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(within Clay County, State of Texas)

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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, chose 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 code 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 Charlie: 1379535

GNIS ID for Clay County: 1383824

GNIS ID for Texas: 1779801

FIPS Codes ...

In a past effort, various federal agencies created 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 Charlie:

Place (Community) Code:  14392
State Code:  48 (Texas)
County Code:  077 (Clay 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:  48/14392
State/County Code:  48/077

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 Texas:    48   1779801
Clay County:    48/077   1383824
Charlie:    48/14392   1379535

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 Charlie, it is a point within Charlie 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 Charlie, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   34°5'46" N   (or 34.1° N)

Lon:   -98°18'56" W   (or -98.32° W)

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Charlie is located in Region #3 (the South Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Charlie is located in Division #7 (the West South-Central Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Charlie is located in Region VI (Region 6).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1379535   (Name of Record: Charlie)

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: Clay

Map Name: Charlie

Lat: 34.096205       Lon: -98.3156036

Elev: 288

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 48/14392   (Place Name: Charlie)

County: Clay     (FIPS State/County: 48/077)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Charlie) 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).

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The Panormaio website contains photo collections that might contain pictures for the area around Charlie:

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