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ID: 7007919
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 080 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -80.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by Tutelo Indians, Powhatan, Conoy & others; English settled here in early 17th cen., had white & black indentured servants, later employed slaves; fought in American Revolution; joined Confederacy & was site of bloody battles in Civil War.

Names:
Virginia (preferred,C,V)  ............ name originally applied to larger area, referred to Queen Elizabeth I of England, "the Virgin Queen"
VA (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 Virginia (state)  ............  Virginia (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since June 25, 1788
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Richmond .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Virginia, Richmond Indep. City) [7013964]

Sources and Contributors:
VA..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1258
Virginia..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:997-998
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:352
.................  Rand McNally Road Atlas, USA (1986)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000346
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 997-998; 2:997-998
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 352; 29:352
..................  Rand McNally Road Atlas, USA (1986)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000346
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1258
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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