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ID: 7013266
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Albany (inhabited place)  Albany (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 39 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.6500  decimal degrees
Long: 073 45 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -73.7500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Hudson River; second oldest permanent European settlement in Colonies; established as fur-trading center and meeting place for Europeans and Amerindians; colonized by Dutch West India Company in 17th cen.; expanded after arrival of Erie Canal in 1825.

Names:
Albany (preferred,C,V)  ............ renamed by English when they took control of New Netherland colony in 1664
Beverwyck (H,V)  ............ name of original European settlement on the site, founded when nearby Fort Nassau was flooded in 1617
Fort Orange (H,V)

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 New York (state)  ............  New York (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Albany (county)  ................  Albany (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Albany (inhabited place)  ....................  Albany (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first reached by H Hudson in 1609; was Dutch trading post by 1614; chartered in 1686
city (C)
state capital (C)  ............  since 1797
county seat (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  produces chemicals, steel, paper & pharmaceuticals
commercial center (C)
university center (C)
trade center (H)  ............  established in early 17th cen.
political center (H)  ............  noted as site of Albany Congress between 7 Colonies & Iroquois Indians in 1754

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  New York .......... (state)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States) [7007568]

Sources and Contributors:
Albany..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:17
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36000189
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 25
Beverwyck..........  [FDA, VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 17
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Fort Orange..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 17
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 17; 1:17
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36000189
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 25
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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