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ID: 7013803
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 26 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.4333  decimal degrees
Long: 076 29 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -76.4833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Cayuga Lake; was part of military tract granted to veterans of Revolution in 1782; later founded by Simeon DeWitt, surveyor general of New York; growth was stimultated by establishment of Cornell University.

Names:
Ithaca (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 New York (state)  ............  New York (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Tompkins (county)  ................  Tompkins (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Ithaca (inhabited place)  ....................  Ithaca (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1789
town (C)
county seat (C)  ............  since 1817
manufacturing center (C)  ............  produces chain drives & belting, adding machines, textiles & salt
university center (C)  ............  Cornell University was founded by Ezra Cornell in 1865
tourist center (C)  ............  is gateway to Finger Lakes recreational area

Sources and Contributors:
Ithaca..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 435
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36032230
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 435
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36032230
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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