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ID: 2119287
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 55 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.9167  decimal degrees
Long: 080 44 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -80.7333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Ohio river; noted for Grave Creek Indian Burial Mound, a conical mound 320 feet in diameter; it is the largest mound made by the Woodland Adena people, who disappeared at the beginning of the Christian era.

Names:
Moundsville (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 Marshall (county)  ................  Marshall (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Moundsville (inhabited place)  ....................  Moundsville (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  originally inhabited by Amerindians
city (C)
ancient site (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Moundsville..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 625
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54012895
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 625
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54012895
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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