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ID: 7013331
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 44 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 33.7333  decimal degrees
Long: 084 23 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -84.3833  decimal degrees

Note: Located in northwest central Georgia; in Civil War was key Confederate supply depot; burned by Sherman in 1864; epitomizes "New South" attitude of return to "business as usual" since Civil War; financial and commercial capital of the southeastern US and a leading national city.

Names:
Atlanta (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for Western & Atlantic Railroad
Terminus (H,O)
Marthasville (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 Georgia (state)  ............  Georgia (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Fulton (county)  ................  Fulton (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Atlanta (inhabited place)  ....................  Atlanta (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
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 Georgia (state)  ............  Georgia (state) (P)
Hierarchy of DeKalb (county)  ................  DeKalb (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Atlanta (inhabited place)  ....................  Atlanta (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as railroad terminus in 1837, incorporated in 1845, now state's largest city
city (C)
state capital (C)  ............  during Reconstruction, then chosen as permanent capital by state referendum
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for chemicals, food processing, iron & steel
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for textiles & home of Coca-Cola, is hub of region manufacturing
commercial center (C)  ............  headquarters for many companies, including Coca-Cola
financial center (C)
transportation center (C)  ............  for road, rail & air traffic
medical center (C)  ............  also headquarters of Centers for Disease Control (part of USA Public Health Service)
military center (C)  ............  for Fort McPherson & Dobbins Air Force Base
tourist center (C)  ............  for grave of Martin Luther King, Jr., Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama & home of Joel Chandler Harris, author of Uncle Remus tales
prison center (C)  ............  for federal penitentiary
educational center (C)  ............  for over 20 degree-granting institutions, including Atlanta, Oglethorpe, Emory & Georgia State universities & Spelman College
cultural center (C)  ............  for historic & new architecture & for Memorial Arts Center (which includes museum, art school, theater & symphony hall)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Georgia .......... (state)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States) [7007248]

Sources and Contributors:
Atlanta..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:59
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 1:671
.................  Library of Congress HABS/HAER (1987-)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS13000760
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 90
Marthasville..........  [VP]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 90
Terminus..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 90
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 59; 1:59
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 671; 1:671
..................  Library of Congress HABS/HAER (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS13000760
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 90
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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