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ID: 7013273
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 36 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.6000  decimal degrees
Long: 075 28 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -75.4667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Lehigh River; founded by W Allen, mayor of Philadelphia, in 18th cen.; was haven for Liberty Bell during Revolution; construction of bridge over river & opening of Lehigh Canal, plus rich mineral deposits & fertile farmland stimulated growth.

Names:
Allentown (preferred,C,V)  ............ renamed for founder William Allen in 1838
Northampton (H,V)  ............ original name given town by founder Allen in 1762

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 Pennsylvania (state)  ............  Pennsylvania (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Lehigh (county)  ................  Lehigh (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Allentown (inhabited place)  ....................  Allentown (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  laid out in 1762, incorporated in 1811
city (C)
county seat (C)  ............  since 1812
industrial center (C)  ............  for production of iron & cement
mining center (C)  ............  for iron ore & zinc
quarrying center (C)  ............  for limestone
agricultural center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  is seat of 5 colleges

Sources and Contributors:
Allentown..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 280
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42037581
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Northampton..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 280
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 280
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42037581
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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