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ID: 2006483
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Whittier (inhabited place)  Whittier (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 58 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 33.9667  decimal degrees
Long: 118 01 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -118.0167  decimal degrees

Note: Located at foot of Puente Hills; named for poet John Greenleaf Whittier; developed as processing center for local citrus crops; site of Whittier College (1901) & Rio Hondo College (1960).

Names:
Whittier (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Los Angeles (county)  ................  Los Angeles (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Whittier (inhabited place)  ....................  Whittier (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  chosen in 1887 by Aquilia Pickering for a Quaker community on site of Rancho Paso de Bartolo Viejo, founded in 1847
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1898
agricultural center (C)
college centers (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Whittier..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 643
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6061735
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 643
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6061735
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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