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ID: 7013332
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Atlantic City (inhabited place)  Atlantic City (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 21 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.3500  decimal degrees
Long: 074 25 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -74.4167  decimal degrees

Note: Located in SE New Jersey on Atlantic Ocean; popular convention city noted for Miss America Pageant, salt water taffy, Boardwalk (begun 1870) & recreation & amusement piers; declined during depression but revived as center for gambling casinos.

Names:
Atlantic City (preferred,C,V)
Absecon Beach (C,V)
Absecum Beach (C,V)
Abseon Beach (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 New Jersey (state)  ............  New Jersey (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Atlantic (county)  ................  Atlantic (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Atlantic City (inhabited place)  ....................  Atlantic City (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Jonathan Pitney on Absecon Island in 1852, designed as resort due to year-round mild climate caused by Gulf Stream
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1854
resort (C)  ............  famous worldwide, 1st Boardwalk 8 feet (2 meters) wide, later grew to 60 feet wide, 5 miles long, noted for picture postcards
transportation center (C)  ............  for rail terminus that town's developers encouraged railroad to build
trade center (C)  ............  for seafood & agricultural products
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for glassware, candy & textiles
tourist center (C)  ............  for Absecon Lighthouse (in service 1857-1933) State Historic Park & for restored Historic Towne of Smithville

Sources and Contributors:
Absecon Beach..........  [VP]
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34000220
Absecum Beach..........  [VP]
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34000220
Abseon Beach..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34000220
Atlantic City..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 58
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 672-673
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34000220
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 90
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 58
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 672-673
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34000220
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 90
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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