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ID: 2119272
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 37 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.6167  decimal degrees
Long: 079 57 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -79.9500  decimal degrees

Note: Located near Pennsylvania border; Zackquill Morgan was 1st permanent settler; was trade center for iron ore from 1789 until Civil War; expanded with arrival of steamboat in 1826.

Names:
Morgantown (preferred,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 West Virginia (state)  ............  West Virginia (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Monongalia (county)  ................  Monongalia (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Morgantown (inhabited place)  ....................  Morgantown (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1758 near Scioto-Monongahela Indian trail, yet due to Amerindian raid original site was deserted
city (C)
county seat (C)
inland port (C)  ............  ships limestone & coal
industrial center (C)  ............  for coal since 1833, also for limestone & sand pits
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for glass, plumbing supplies, chemicals, textiles & building materials
scientific center (C)  ............  includes Morgantown Research Center administered by USA Bureau of Mines
educational center (C)  ............  houses W Virginia University which maintains experimental farms & forests
tourist center (C)  ............  includes nearby Mont Chateau State Park & Coopers Rock State Forest

Sources and Contributors:
Morgantown..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 621
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 323
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54012831
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 791
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 621
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 323
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54012831
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 791
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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