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ID: 2052433
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 43 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.7167  decimal degrees
Long: 084 33 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -84.5500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Grand river where it joins the Red Cedar river; site was wilderness in 1847 when state capital was moved here; grew with arrival of railroad & development of motor industry in 1880s; now produces automobiles.

Names:
Lansing (preferred,C,V)  ............ renamed in 1848 for the township where it was located, which in turn was named for Lansing, New York
Michigan (H,V)  ............ original name, used until 1848

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 Michigan (state)  ............  Michigan (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Ingham (county)  ................  Ingham (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Lansing (inhabited place)  ....................  Lansing (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
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 Michigan (state)  ............  Michigan (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Clinton (county)  ................  Clinton (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Lansing (inhabited place)  ....................  Lansing (inhabited place)
 
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 Michigan (state)  ............  Michigan (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Eaton (county)  ................  Eaton (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Lansing (inhabited place)  ....................  Lansing (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1847, incorporated in 1859
city (C)
state capital (C)  ............  moved here from Detroit in 1847
industrial center (C)  ............  since 1880s
transportation center (C)  ............  hub for road & rail traffic since 1850s
educational center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Lansing..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 151
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS26013049
Michigan..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 151
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 151
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS26013049
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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