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ID: 7013813
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Jersey City (inhabited place)  Jersey City (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 43 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.7167  decimal degrees
Long: 074 04 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -74.0667  decimal degrees

Note: Located in NE New Jersey on Upper New York Bay and Hudson River across from New York City; "Light-Horse Harry" Lee defeated British here in American Revolutionary War; important station on Underground Railroad; site of Black Tom explosion 1916.

Names:
Jersey City (preferred,C,V)  ............ chartered under this name in 1836
City of Jersey (H,V)  ............ chartered under this name 1820-1836
Jersey (H,V)
Paulus Hook (H,V)  ............ first settled by Dutch trappers in 1618
Hudson (C,V)
Powles Hook (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 Jersey (state)  ............  New Jersey (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Hudson (county)  ................  Hudson (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Jersey City (inhabited place)  ....................  Jersey City (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was visited by Henry Hudson 1609, purchased from Amerindians ca. 1630 & settled by 1650, British-Dutch conflicts 1664-1674
city (C)  ............  incorporated 1820
county seat (C)
port (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for locomotives & chemicals
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for paper products, electrical equipment, petroleum products, cosmetics, soap, toys & clothing
transportation center (C)  ............  for rail, for old Morris Canal (1830s) & for connection to New York City via Hudson & Manhattan tubes (tunnels)
educational center (C)  ............  for St. Peter's College (1872), Jersey City College & for New Jersey Dental School

Sources and Contributors:
City of Jersey..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 571
Hudson..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34003474
Jersey..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 441-442
Jersey City..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:441-442
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 6:538
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34003474
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 571
Paulus Hook..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 538
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34003474
Powles Hook..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34003474
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 441-442; 1:441-442
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 538; 6:538
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34003474
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 571
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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