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ID: 7013804
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 30 19 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 30.3167  decimal degrees
Long: 081 39 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -81.6500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on St. Johns River in NE Florida; English 1763-1783; acquired by USA in 1822; Seminole Wars & Civil War stunted growth; Union troops dominated city during Civil War period; was winter retreat during Reconstruction era.

Names:
Jacksonville (preferred,C,V)
Cowford (H,O)  ............ English interpretation of Amerindian word for "cows' crossing," used from 1763 to 1783
Fort Caroline (H,V)
Wacca Pilatka (H,V)
Cow Creek (C,V)
Wakka Pilatka (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 Florida (state)  ............  Florida (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Duval (county)  ................  Duval (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Jacksonville (inhabited place)  ....................  Jacksonville (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established as a French fort in 1564 & noted as first European settlement in Florida
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1832
county seat (C)
port of entry (C)
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for canned fruit, glass, fertilizer, concrete products & cigars
financial center (C)
transportation center (C)
commercial center (C)
tourist center (C)  ............  includes beach access, a civic auditorium, St. Johns River Park, a marina & a zoo
sporting center (C)  ............  noted for Gator Bowl coliseum & ball park
educational center (C)  ............  houses Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, Jones College & Florida Junior College
cultural center (C)  ............  houses Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville Art Museum & Hayden Burns Library

Sources and Contributors:
Cow Creek..........  [VP]
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12008960
Cowford..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 460
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12008960
Fort Caroline..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 460
Jacksonville..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 6:460
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12008960
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 563
Wacca Pilatka..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 460
Wakka Pilatka..........  [VP]
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12008960
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 460; 6:460
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12008960
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 563
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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