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ID: 7013565
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Cedar Rapids (inhabited place)  Cedar Rapids (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 091 38 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -91.6333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on both sides of Cedar River in E central Iowa; railroad's presence initiated economic growth for grain & livestock industry.

Names:
Cedar Rapids (preferred,C,V)
Rapids City (H,V)  ............ whose origin came from rapids which supplied site's waterpower
Kingston (H,V)  ............ annexed in 1870
Kenwood Park (H,V)  ............ annexed in 1926

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 Iowa (state)  ............  Iowa (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Linn (county)  ................  Linn (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Cedar Rapids (inhabited place)  ....................  Cedar Rapids (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled east bank in 1830s & surveyed in 1841
city (C)  ............  since 1856
county seat (C)
agricultural center (C)  ............  for milk processing, stock feeds & cereals
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for meat-packaging, electronic equipment & farm implements
cultural center (C)
tourist center (C)  ............  noted for May's Island, & Masonic Library & Grand Lodge Office Building
educational center (C)  ............  houses Coe College, Mount Mercy College & Kirkwood Community College

Sources and Contributors:
Cedar Rapids..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 3:5
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS19001270
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 232
Kenwood Park..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 5
Kingston..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 5
Rapids City..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 5
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 5; 3:5
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS19001270
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 232
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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