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ID: 7013325
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 36 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.6000  decimal degrees
Long: 082 33 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -82.5500  decimal degrees

Note: Located in W N Carolina in Blue Ridge Mountains at junction of French Broad & Swannanoa Rivers; known for tourism for Great Smoky Mountain National Park & near Cherokee Indian Reservation.

Names:
Asheville (preferred,C,V)
Morristown (H,V)
Biltmore (C,V)
Keniworth (C,V)
Montford (C,V)
Ramoth (C,V)
Sunset Park (C,V)
Victoria (C,V)
West Asheville (C,V)
Woolsey (C,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 North Carolina (state)  ............  North Carolina (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Buncombe (county)  ................  Buncombe (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Asheville (inhabited place)  ....................  Asheville (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1794 by John Barton & chartered as city in 1835
city (C)
county seat (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for furniture, textiles, paper products, wool, tobacco, cellophane & electrical equipment
mining center (C)  ............  for copper, mica & feldspar
resort center (C)  ............  for health
tourist center (C)  ............  for 4 national forests, Biltmore Estate & gardens (established by George Vanderbilt) & Blue Ridge Mountains
transportation center (C)  ............  for Western N Carolina Railroad since 1880
trade center (C)  ............  for livestock & tobacco
educational center (C)  ............  for University of N Carolina at Asheville (1927)
cultural center (C)  ............  for birthplace, grave & collection of writings of novelist Thomas Wolfe & for grave of short story writer O Henry

Sources and Contributors:
Asheville..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 624
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37000696
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 81
Biltmore..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37000696
Keniworth..........  [VP]
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37000696
Montford..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37000696
Morristown..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 624
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37000696
Ramoth..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37000696
Sunset Park..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37000696
Victoria..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37000696
West Asheville..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37000696
Woolsey..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37000696
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 624
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS37000696
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 81
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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