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ID: 7013732
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 34 43 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 34.7167  decimal degrees
Long: 086 35 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -86.5833  decimal degrees

Note: Located in N Alabama near Tennessee River; site of Alabama constitutional convention in 1819; burned by Union troops in 1862; space-related industries including military base & research laboratories stimulated growth since 1950.

Names:
Huntsville (preferred,C,V)  ............ renamed for first settler John Hunt, a Revolutionary War veteran
Twickenham (H,V)  ............ named for poet Alexander Pope's home
Hunts Spring (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 Alabama (state)  ............  Alabama (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Madison (county)  ................  Madison (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Huntsville (inhabited place)  ....................  Huntsville (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled around Big Spring (still a water source) in 1805; first city in Alabama to be chartered (1811); incorporated in 1844
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for sheet metal goods & farm implements
oil field site (C)  ............  for natural gas wells
military center (C)  ............  for Redstone Arsenal Complex including Marshall Space Flight Center, developed after 1950
commercial center (C)  ............  for cotton, corn, hay & tobacco, trade was damaged during Civil War but later thrived
scientific center (C)  ............  known for space-related research & industries
educational center (C)  ............  for University of Alabama & Oakwood College (1896) & for adjacent Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University (1875)
capital (H)  ............  of state in 1819

Sources and Contributors:
Hunts Spring..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1010548
Huntsville..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 163
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1010548
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 522
Twickenham..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 163
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1010548
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 163
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1010548
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 522
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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