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ID: 7013583
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 20 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.3333  decimal degrees
Long: 081 37 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -81.6167  decimal degrees

Note: Located at confluence of Elk & Kanawha rivers in central W Virginia; Daniel Boone & Simon Kenton, early frontiersmen, represented site in Virginia Assembly; salt center in 1823; divided during Civil War & occupied by Union troops after 1862.

Names:
Charleston (preferred,C,V)  ............ was named for father of George Clendenin, who purchased land in 1788 & renamed site in 1818
Fort Lee (H,V)  ............ used from 1788 to 1818

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 West Virginia (state)  ............  West Virginia (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Kanawha (county)  ................  Kanawha (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Charleston (inhabited place)  ....................  Charleston (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled as a fort in 1788, later became a transshipment point on trade route to Ohio River valley
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1794
state capital (C)  ............  since 1877
industrial center (C)  ............  for coal, chemicals, steel, oil & gas
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for glass, foundry products, salt & consumer plastics
mill center (C)  ............  for lumber
administrative center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  houses Morris Harvey College, W Virginia State College & W Virginia College of Graduate Studies
cultural center (C)  ............  Neoclassical state capitol building houses a natural history museum & art museum
tourist center (C)  ............  includes National Track & Field Hall of Fame since 1974

Sources and Contributors:
Charleston..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 173-174
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 127
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54003595
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 244
Fort Lee..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 173
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 127
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 173; I, 173-174
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 127
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54003595
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 244
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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