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ID: 7013604
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 09 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.1500  decimal degrees
Long: 084 27 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -84.4500  decimal degrees

Note: Located at influx of Great Miami and Little Miami Rivers into Ohio River; settled by Moundbuilders; settled by Europeans in 18th century, site of battles with Amerindians; was on Mason-Dixon Line and culturally tied to South, but sided with North in Civil War.

Names:
Cincinnati (preferred,C,V)  ............ renamed in 1790 to honor Revolutionary War Officers' Society of the Cincinnati
Losantiville (H,V)
Columbia (H,V)  ............ name of first settlement on site by European-Americans
Covalts Station (H,V)
Fort Washington (H,V)
Porkopolis (H,V)
Queen City (H,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 Hamilton (county)  ................  Hamilton (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Cincinnati (inhabited place)  ....................  Cincinnati (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1788 on site of an earlier Moundbuilder Indian village, expanded when steamboats & railroads came in 19th cen.
city (C)
inland port (C)  ............  became important river port after steamboats arrived in 1811 & is a center for transporting coal
industrial center (C)  ............  produces chemicals, machine tools, furniture, jet engines, building materials, packaged meats, playing cards & organs
transportation center (C)  ............  for river, rail & road traffic
cultural center (C)  ............  has symphony orchestra, museums of art & natural history
sporting center (C)  ............  noted as home of nation's first professional baseball team Cincinnati Reds (founded 1875), also has football team
scientific center (C)  ............  noted for one of nation's oldest zoological parks, has very successful program for breeding gorillas in captivity

Sources and Contributors:
Cincinnati..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 3:322
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39003573
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Columbia..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 322
Covalts Station..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39003573
Fort Washington..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39003573
Losantiville..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 188
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39003573
Porkopolis..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39003573
Queen City..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39003573
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 188
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 322; 3:322
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39003573
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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