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ID: 2111281
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Colonial Beach (inhabited place)  Colonial Beach (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 15 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.2500  decimal degrees
Long: 076 57 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -76.9500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Potomac river near birthplaces of George Washington, James Monroe, & Robert E. Lee; area was farmland of landed gentry in 18th cen.; developed as seaport town on Virginia's Northern Neck; prospered as retreat for city dwellers in 19th cen.

Names:
Colonial Beach (preferred,C,V)
Town of Colonial Beach (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 Virginia (state)  ............  Virginia (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Westmoreland (county)  ................  Westmoreland (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Colonial Beach (inhabited place)  ....................  Colonial Beach (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Europeans in 18th cen., incorporated in 1892
town (C)
resort center (C)  ............  was famed for legalized gambling & dance halls in 19th cen., now known for beach
river settlement (C)  ............  noted as one of the few remaining seaport towns on Potomac river
seaport (C)
agricultural land (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Colonial Beach..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  Colonial Beach (1999) accesed 01/20/99
.............................  USGS, Geographic Names System [online] (1998-) accessed 01/20/99
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS51024791
Town of Colonial Beach..........  [VP]
.........................................  Colonial Beach (1999) accessed 01/20/99
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Colonial Beach (1999) accesed 01/20/99; accessed 01/20/99
..................  USGS, Geographic Names System [online] (1998-) accessed 01/20/99
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS51024791
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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