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ID: 2046811
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 39 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.6500  decimal degrees
Long: 078 45 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -78.7500  decimal degrees

Note: Located in valley at entrance to Cumberland Narrows, natural gateway through Appalachians to Ohio Valley; trading post established here by Ohio Company in 1750; developed as coal-mining center when canal & railroad arrived.

Names:
Cumberland (preferred,C,V)
Will's Creek (H,V)  ............ name used until 1760s
Fort Cumberland (H,V)  ............ name of fort built on the site in 1754

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 Maryland (state)  ............  Maryland (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Allegany (county)  ................  Allegany (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Cumberland (inhabited place)  ....................  Cumberland (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1750, incorporated in 1815
city (C)
county seat (C)  ............  since 1789
mining center (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for rubber, paper, glass, textiles & railroad equipment
transportation center (C)  ............  was eastern terminus for Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, & Baltimore & Ohio Railroad passed through in 1842
political center (H)  ............  was headquarters for George Washington & Braddock in French & Indian Wars

Sources and Contributors:
Cumberland..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 786-787
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS24002206
Fort Cumberland..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 686-687
Will's Creek..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 786-787
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 686-687; III, 786-787
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS24002206
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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