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 email@example.com
In preparation for the updating of GNIS, a last set of text files have been prepared. The text files will be the only way that users will have to access GNIS data until the new application comes online.
All files are pipe-delimited text files and were last updated August 27, 2021. Click on the link to download the file.
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:
Concise Features (static reference file - no longer updated as of 2009)
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: