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ID: 7013821
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 55 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.9167  decimal degrees
Long: 089 54 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -89.9000  decimal degrees

Note: Located near junction of Kaskaskia river with the Mississippi; founded as an Amerindian village, passed to British in 1765; was capital of territory in 19th cen.; was completely destroyed by flood in 1844 & on several occasions since then.

Names:
Kaskaskia (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 Illinois (state)  ............  Illinois (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Randolph (county)  ................  Randolph (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Kaskaskia (inhabited place)  ....................  Kaskaskia (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Amerindians in 1703
village (C)
capital (H)  ............  of territory & state of Illinois, 1809-1820
fur station (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Kaskaskia..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17009615
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 593
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17009615
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 593
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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