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ID: 2118187
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 29 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.4833  decimal degrees
Long: 080 08 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -80.1333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Monongahela River in N central W Virginia, near Scioto-Monogahela Indian Trail; railroad stop on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1852; Union supply center during Civil War; a 4-person bipartisan commission government was established in 1919.

Names:
Fairmont (preferred,C,V)  ............ created out of a merger of Palatine & Middleton in 1843
Palatine (H,V)  ............ merged with Middleton to form Fairmont in 1843
Middleton (H,V)  ............ merged with Palatine to form Fairmont in 1843

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 West Virginia (state)  ............  West Virginia (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Marion (county)  ................  Marion (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Fairmont (inhabited place)  ....................  Fairmont (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1793
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for coal & machinery
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for chemicals, glass, fluorescent lamps & aluminum
agricultural center (C)  ............  for fruit
educational center (C)  ............  houses Fairmont State College since 1867
tourist center (C)  ............  includes nearby Prickett's Fort & Valley Falls state parks

Sources and Contributors:
Fairmont..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 287-288
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 658-659
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54005988
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 388
Middleton..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 288
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 658-659
Palatine..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 288
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 658-659
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 287-288; I, 288
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 658-659
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54005988
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 388
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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