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ID: 7013511
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 45 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 084 11 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -84.1833  decimal degrees

Note: Located at confluence of Stillwater and Mad rivers & Wolf Creek, on floodplain of Great Miami River; was established after peace treaty with Shawnee was signed in 1795; grew with opening of Miami and Erie Canal & arrival of railroad in 1851; often flooded.

Names:
Dayton (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for one of its founders, Revolutionary War veteran Jonathan Dayton from New Jersey
Cabintown (C,V)
Venice (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 Ohio (state)  ............  Ohio (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Montgomery (county)  ................  Montgomery (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Dayton (inhabited place)  ....................  Dayton (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  area was home to Shawnee Indians; modern town was laid out by European-Americans after Revolutionary War
city (C)
county seat (C)  ............  since 1803
port (C)
agricultural center (C)
market center (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  produces auto parts, machine tools, refrigerators, air conditioners, computers, paper, rubber, putty & printed items
scientific center (C)  ............  for invention of cash register & automobile self-starter; noted for aviators O & W Wright, & aeronautics & aviation research
university center (C)  ............  site of University of Dayton (Roman Catholic, founded 1850), Wright State University & several other colleges & schools
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for museums of art & natural history, symphony orchestra, & as home of black poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (died 1906)
military center (C)  ............  for Air Force base

Sources and Contributors:
Cabintown..........  [VP]
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39004563
Dayton..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:229
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 3:926
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39004563
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Venice..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39004563
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 229; 1:229
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 926; 3:926
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39004563
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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