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ID: 7013346
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 30 16 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 30.2667  decimal degrees
Long: 097 44 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -97.7333  decimal degrees

Note: Located where Colorado River crosses Balcones Escarpment; existing village was chosen as site for capital of Republic of Texas in 1839; under threat of war with Mexico, capital was moved to Houston 1842-1845, when Texas was admitted to USA.

Names:
Austin (preferred,C,V)  ............ named in 1839 after Stephen F Austin, father of the Republic of Texas
Waterloo (H,V)  ............ original name of 19th-cen. riverside village
Montopolis (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 Texas (state)  ............  Texas (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Travis (county)  ................  Travis (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Austin (inhabited place)  ....................  Austin (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established as a riverside village, in 1839 was chosen as site for capital of Republic of Texas
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1840
state capital (C)  ............  was capital of Republic of Texas, has been capital of state of Texas since 1845
county seat (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for electronic equipment, glass, furniture & food processing
commercial center (C)  ............  for real estate, finance & insurance
scientific center (C)  ............  for defense
educational center (C)  ............  includes University of Texas at Austin, Houston-Tillotson College, St. Edwards University & Concordia Lutheran College
cultural center (C)  ............  includes O Henry Museum, Elisabeth Ney Museum & Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
tourist center (C)  ............  includes Highland Lakes, caverns & springs

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Texas .......... (state)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States) [7007826]

Sources and Contributors:
Austin..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 710
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS48049484
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 96
Montopolis..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS48049484
Waterloo..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 710
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS48049484
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 710
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS48049484
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 96
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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