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ID: 7013731
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 25 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.4167  decimal degrees
Long: 082 26 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -82.4333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Ohio River in W West Virginia; was founded as terminus of Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad in 1870; damaged by many floods; after flood of 1937, US government ordered an 8-mile-long dike built; is metropolis for a major industrial region.

Names:
Huntington (preferred,C,V)
Holderby's Landing (H,V)  ............ was a farming settlement in 1796

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 West Virginia (state)  ............  West Virginia (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Cabell (county)  ................  Cabell (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Huntington (inhabited place)  ....................  Huntington (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
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 West Virginia (state)  ............  West Virginia (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Wayne (county)  ................  Wayne (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Huntington (inhabited place)  ....................  Huntington (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1796 as Holderby's Landing, a farming area
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for coal, railroad parts, airplane parts, nickel alloy, oil & gas
transportation center (C)  ............  is a river & rail transfer point
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for glass, chemicals, stone products & clothing
educational center (C)  ............  houses an industrial school for women & Marshall University, which was founded as an academy in 1837
cultural center (C)  ............  includes Huntington Galleries in Ritter Park

Sources and Contributors:
Holderby's Landing..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 162
Huntington..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 402
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 162
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54008697
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 522
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 402
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 162
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54008697
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 522
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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