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ID: 7007516
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 076 50 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -76.8333  decimal degrees

Note: Occupied by roving hunters by ca. 8000 BC, later was home to agrarian cultures; Algonquian-speakers, at war with Iroquois to N, lived here when Europeans settled in 17th cen.; fought in Revolution; state had split loyalties in Civil War.

Names:
Maryland (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for Henrietta Maria, the queen consort of Charles I of England, who made land grant to first Lord Baltimore in 1632
MD (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 Maryland (state)  ............  Maryland (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  since April 28, 1788
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Annapolis .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Maryland, Anne Arundel county) [7013303]

Sources and Contributors:
Maryland..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:573-574
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:295 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000320
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
MD..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 573-574; 1:573-574
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 295 ff.; 29:295 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000320
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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