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ID: 7007252
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 086 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -86.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Originally inhabited by Mound Builders; when Europeans arrived, Algonquian-speaking Miami Confederation, Potowatomi and Delaware, lived here; claimed by French in the 17th century, by British in 1763, and by the colonists in the Revolutionary War. It was strongly pro-Union in the Civil War.

Names:
Indiana (preferred,C,V)  ............ named by land developers ca. 1765, by adding an "a" to "Indian" to roughly mean "land of the [American] Indians"
IN (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 Indiana (state)  ............  Indiana (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  since December 11, 1816
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Indianapolis .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Indiana, Marion county) [7012924]

Sources and Contributors:
IN..........  [FDA, VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
Indiana..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:413-414
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 6:291 and 29:365 ff.
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000314
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 413-414; 1:413-414
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 291 & XXIX, 365 ff.; 6:291 and 29:365 ff.
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000314
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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