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ID: 7002659
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Alabama (state)  Alabama (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 33.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 087 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -87.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Area has been occupied for over 10,000 years; inhabited by Creek, Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw & other tribes when Europeans arrived in 18th cen.; settlers took over area from Amerindians after War of 1812; was Confederate state in Civil War.

Names:
Alabama (preferred,C,V)  ............ based on name of Amerindian tribe that was a division of the Creek Indians
AL (C,V,USPS)

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 Alabama (state)  ............  Alabama (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since December 14, 1819
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Montgomery .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Alabama, Montgomery county) [7013928]

Sources and Contributors:
AL..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
Alabama..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:14-15
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:316 ff.
.................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000301
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 14-15; 1:14-15
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 316 ff.; 29:316 ff.
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000301
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)

 

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