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ID: 7013694
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 16 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.2667  decimal degrees
Long: 076 53 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -76.8833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Susquehanna River; was established as trading post & ferry service in 18th cen.; grew with arrival of Pennsylvania Canal & railroad in 1830s; today is hub of large urbanized area including several independent boroughs & townships.

Names:
Harrisburg (preferred,C,V)  ............ name first used on charter of 1791
Louisbourg (H,V)  ............ named for Louis XVI of France in 1785
Harris' Ferry (H,V)  ............ name of original European settlement here, named after founder John Harris
Paxtang (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 Pennsylvania (state)  ............  Pennsylvania (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Dauphin (county)  ................  Dauphin (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Harrisburg (inhabited place)  ....................  Harrisburg (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  English trading post established ca. 1718, chartered in 1791
city (C)
state capital (C)  ............  since 1812
county seat (C)  ............  since 1785
transportation center (C)  ............  hub for road & rail traffic
industrial center (C)  ............  for steel, machinery, clothing, shoes & electronic equipment
educational center (C)
political center (H)  ............  site of National Tariff Convention 1827, & where William Henry Harrison was nominated for president in Whig convention 1839

Sources and Contributors:
Harrisburg..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 721
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42030958
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Harris' Ferry..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 721
Louisbourg..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 721
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42030958
Paxtang..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42030958
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 721
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42030958
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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