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ID: 7007523
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 098 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -98.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by Osage and Missouri Indians when French arrived in 17th cen.; area went to Spain in 1762, back to France and then sold to USA in Louisiana Purchase of 1803; was a slave state, but did not secede from the Union in the Civil War.

Names:
Missouri (preferred,C,V)  ............ name derived from name of local Amerindian tribe, from Algonquian word for Missouri River
MO (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 Missouri (state)  ............  Missouri (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since August 10, 1821
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Jefferson City .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Missouri, Cole county) [7013811]

Sources and Contributors:
Missouri..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:604-605
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:382 ff.
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000325
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
MO..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 604-605; 2:604-605
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 382 ff.; 29:382 ff.
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000325
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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