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ID: 7013628
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of El Paso (inhabited place)  El Paso (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 31 45 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 31.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 106 29 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -106.4833  decimal degrees

Note: Located at foot of Franklin Mountains, across Rio Grande from Juárez, Mexico; Franciscans established mission across river in 1659; Spanish survivors of Pueblo Revolt (1680-1692) settled on this side of river; had border dispute with Mexico 1860s-1967.

Names:
El Paso (preferred,C,V)
El Paso del Norte (H,V)  ............ name used in 16th century to refer to this strategic site (including modern Juárez, Mexico, across the river)
Franklin (C,V)
Magoffinsville (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 El Paso (county)  ................  El Paso (county) (P)
Hierarchy of El Paso (inhabited place)  ....................  El Paso (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  sighted by Mexican colonizer Juan de Oñate in 1598, settlement on this side of river dates to 1680
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1873
county seat (C)
port (C)
commercial center (C)
agricultural center (C)  ............  for livestock, ranching, cotton, fruits, and vegetables
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for meat packing
industrial center (C)  ............  for oil refineries, ore smelters, gas operations, and copper
educational center (C)  ............  includes University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College
tourist center (C)  ............  serves as gateway to Carlsbad Caverns, Big Bend national parks, and many old Spanish missions

Sources and Contributors:
El Paso..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 4:413
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS48050905
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 368
El Paso del Norte..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 413
Franklin..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS48050905
Magoffinsville..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS48050905
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 413; 4:413
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS48050905
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 368
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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