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ID: 7007526
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 115 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -115.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by 18,000 BCE; later Basket Makers and Pueblo Indians flourished; Mohave, Paiute, Shoshoni, Washoe & others were here when Spanish came in 18th cen.; European-Americans arrived in 19th cen.; went to USA after Mexican War in 1848; was pro-Union.

Names:
Nevada (preferred,C,V)  ............ name is derived from Spanish term meaning "snowed upon," referring to snow-covered mountains
NV (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 Nevada (state)  ............  Nevada (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since October 31, 1864
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Carson City .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Nevada, Carson City Indep. City) [7013948]

Sources and Contributors:
Nevada..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:649
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:427 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000328
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
NV..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 649; 2:649
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 427 ff.; 29:427 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000328
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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