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ID: 7013841
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 57 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.9500  decimal degrees
Long: 083 55 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -83.9167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Tennessee River; named for Henry Knox, secretary of war in President Washington's cabinet; until 1863 occupied by Confederates during Civil War; center of large metropolitan area with diversified economy.

Names:
Knoxville (preferred,C,V)
White's Fort (H,V)
Whites Ford (C,V)
Whites Mill (C,V)
ZdWhites Ford (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 Tennessee (state)  ............  Tennessee (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Knox (county)  ................  Knox (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Knoxville (inhabited place)  ....................  Knoxville (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1785 when treaty with Cherokee Indians opened region to settlers; site was first established as a frontier outpost
city (C)
county seat (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for textiles, furniture, plastics, clothing, auto seat belts, temperature controls & chemicals
industrial center (C)  ............  for mining, quarrying, distribution & lumber
agricultural center (C)  ............  for flour & feed, tobacco & livestock
tourist center (C)  ............  includes Great Smokey Mountains National Park & Cumberland Mountains
educational center (C)  ............  houses University of Tennesee, Knoxville College & Tennessee School for Deaf
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for historic buildings from Civil War, McClung Historical Collection in Lawson McGhee Library & Sunsphere
capital (H)  ............  of Territory South of River Ohio; of Tennessee state

Sources and Contributors:
Knoxville..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 921
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47028202
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 618
Whites Ford..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47028202
White's Fort..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 921
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47028202
Whites Mill..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47028202
ZdWhites Ford..........  [VP]
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47028202
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 921
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47028202
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 618
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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