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ID: 2010808
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 53 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 33.8833  decimal degrees
Long: 118 13 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -118.2167  decimal degrees

Note: Originally part of Rancho San Pedro land grant 1874; began as farming village & extensively modernized after earthquake of 1933; site of Compton Community College (1927).

Names:
Compton (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 Compton (inhabited place)  ....................  Compton (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as a Methodist colony & named after pioneer settler GD Compton in 1867, incorporated in 1888
city (C)
market center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Compton..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 506
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6044070
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 506
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6044070
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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