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ID: 7007251
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 089 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -89.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by 8000 BCE; Mississippian people flourished ca. 1300 CE; had largest pre-Columbian community N of Mexico; various Algonquian tribes were here when French & English settled 17-18th centuries; went to USA in 1778 in Revolution; pro-Union in Civil War.

Names:
Illinois (preferred,C,V)  ............ name is the French version of the name of an Amerindian tribe
IL (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 Illinois (state)  ............  Illinois (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since December 3, 1818
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Springfield .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Illinois, Sangamon county) [7014529]

Sources and Contributors:
IL..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
Illinois..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:409-410
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:361 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000313
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 409-410; 1:409-410
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 361 ff.; 29:361 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102; plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000313
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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