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ID: 7007826
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 30 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 30.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 100 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -100.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Possibly inhabited by 35,000 BCE; later had hunting and agrarian cultures; formed loose Caddo confederacies; Spanish and French settled here 16th-18th centuries; European-Americans came in 19th century; territorial conflict with Mexico 1830s; Confederate in Civil War.

Names:
Texas (preferred,C,V)  ............ name is derived from "Teyas," a term applied to local Amerindians, meaning "friends"
TX (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 Texas (state)  ............  Texas (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since December 29, 1845
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Texas..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:924-925
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:412 ff.
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..............  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000343
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
TX..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 924-925; 2:924-925
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 412 ff.; 29:412 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000343
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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