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ID: 7007255
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 085 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -85.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by early Mound Builders; was hunting ground for Shawnee, Cherokee and others when Europeans settled here in 18th cen.; infamous for bloody battles with Amerindians when pioneers moved through on way west; was divided by slavery during Civil War.

Names:
Kentucky (preferred,C,V)  ............ probably name is derived from Iroquois word "kentake," meaning "meadowland"
KY (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 Kentucky (state)  ............  Kentucky (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since June 1, 1792
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Frankfort .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Kentucky, Franklin county) [7013939]

Sources and Contributors:
Kentucky..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:471-472
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:331 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000317
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
KY..........  [FDA, VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 471-472; 1:471-472
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 331 ff.; 29:331 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000317
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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