U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Download GNIS Data

The Board on Geographic Names has many files available for download. Please review the file format and metadata for specific information regarding each file. If you have questions or problems with downloading please view the Download Data section of the How Do I? page or if your question is not there, please send an email to gnis_manager@usgs.gov

All files are pipe-delimited text files and were last updated July 1, 2019. Click on the link to download the file.

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GNIS File Formats 

State, Territories, Associated Areas of the United States

National File (all features in one file)

All States File (individual state files in a single .zip file)

Individual State Files:

Alabama

Alaska

American Samoa

Arkansas

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Federated States of Micronesia

Florida

Georgia

Guam

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Marshall Islands

Maryland

Massachussetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Jersey

New Hampshire

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Northern Marianas

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Republic of Palau

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

US Minor Outlying Islands

Utah

Vermont

US Virgin Islands

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Topical Gazetteers:

Populated Places

Historical Features

Concise Features

All Names

Feature Description/History

Government Units

State Files with Federal Codes:

National Federal Codes (all national features in a single file)

All States Federal Codes (individual state files single .zip file)

Individual State Files with Federal Codes:

Alabama

Alaska

American Samoa

Arkansas

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Federated States of Micronesia

Florida

Georgia

Guam

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Marshall Islands

Maryland

Massachussetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Jersey

New Hampshire

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Northern Marianas

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Republic of Palau

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

US Minor Outlying Islands

Utah

Vermont

US Virgin Islands

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming