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ID: 7013655
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Corpus Christi (inhabited place)  Corpus Christi (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 27 48 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 27.8000  decimal degrees
Long: 097 23 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -97.3833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the Nueces River; named for Corpus Christi Bay, an inlet of Gulf of Mexico; originated as trading center for pioneers & gold miners; site of Mexican War & Civil War disputes; after railroad introduced in 1881 economy flourised.

Names:
Corpus Christi (preferred,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 Nueces (county)  ................  Nueces (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Corpus Christi (inhabited place)  ....................  Corpus Christi (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1838 by Henry Lawrence Kinney as trading post
city (C)
county seat (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for gas, oil, ores, petroleum, railroad shipping & petrochemicals
agricultural center (C)  ............  for grain & cotton
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for raw materials, bulk cargoes, refined zinc, cement, aluminum, glass & seafood products
resort center (C)  ............  includes Padre Island National Seashore, fishing & water sports
educational center (C)  ............  houses Corpus Christi State University & Del Mar College

Sources and Contributors:
Corpus Christi..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 207
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 648
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS48004707
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 293
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 207
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 648
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS48004707
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 293
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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