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ID: 7013640
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 57 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.9500  decimal degrees
Long: 092 20 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -92.3333  decimal degrees

Note: Located near Missouri River in central Missouri; when Boone's Lick Trail included site on route, city experienced economic growth; in 1839 locals pledged 117,900 dollars to build a state university (University of Missouri), first college west of the Mississippi River.

Names:
Columbia (preferred,C,V)  ............ name chosen after site's relocation due to inadequate water supply
Flat Branch (H,V)  ............ used from 1819 to 1821

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 Missouri (state)  ............  Missouri (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Boone (county)  ................  Boone (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Columbia (inhabited place)  ....................  Columbia (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established in 1819, yet due to lack of water relocated across Flat Branch in 1821
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1826
manufacturing center (C)
agricultural center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  houses University of Missouri, Stephans College for women & Columbia College
commercial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Columbia..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 473
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS29004815
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 280
Flat Branch..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 473
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 473
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS29004815
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 280
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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