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ID: 2027624
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of East Saint Louis (inhabited place)  East Saint Louis (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 37 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.6167  decimal degrees
Long: 090 09 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -90.1500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Mississippi river opposite Saint Louis, Missouri; established as a ferry station in 1797; first developed as transportation center, later grew due to meat-packing industry; remains of prehistoric Native Americans are in nearby Cahokia Mounds.

Names:
East Saint Louis (preferred,C,V)
East St. Louis (C,V)
Illinoistown (H,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 Illinois (state)  ............  Illinois (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Saint Clair (county)  ................  Saint Clair (county) (P)
Hierarchy of East Saint Louis (inhabited place)  ....................  East Saint Louis (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  grew up around a ferry station here, incorporated as a town & absorbed neighboring East St. Louistown in 1859
city (C)
transportation center (C)  ............  developed when railroad arrived in 1855 & Eads Bridge was constructed in 1874
industrial center (C)  ............  for meat-packing, oil refining, chemicals, pigments, steel products, glass & building materials

Sources and Contributors:
East Saint Louis..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 332
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17005290
East St. Louis..........  [VP]
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Illinoistown..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 332
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 332; IV, 332
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17005290
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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