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ID: 7007248
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 32 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 32.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 084 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -84.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by Creek and Cherokee when English settled here in 18th century as buffer between Spanish Florida & English South Carolina; had divided loyalties in Revolution; slavery was prohibited in 18th century, but was slave state and pro-Confederacy in Civil War.

Names:
Georgia (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for King George II of England, who gave charter for area to J Oglethorpe in 1732
GA (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 Georgia (state)  ............  Georgia (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since January 2, 1788
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Atlanta .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Georgia, Fulton county) [7013331]

Sources and Contributors:
GA..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
Georgia..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:328-329
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:327 ff.
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000310
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 328-329; 1:328-329
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 327 ff.; 29:327 ff.
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102; plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000310
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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