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ID: 7013848
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 25 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.4167  decimal degrees
Long: 086 52 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -86.8667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Wabash river, across from West Lafayette; noted for nearby battlefield where, in the Battle of Tippecanoe, General William Henry Harrison defeated Amerindian confederacy in 1811; today city produces pharmaceuticals & prefabricated houses.

Names:
Lafayette (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for the Marquis de Lafayette, French politician & military leader who commanded American Revolutionary troops

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 Indiana (state)  ............  Indiana (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Tippecanoe (county)  ................  Tippecanoe (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Lafayette (inhabited place)  ....................  Lafayette (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  laid out by William Digby in 1825, near first European settlement in Indiana, Fort Ouiatanon
city (C)
county seat (C)
market center (C)
manufacturing center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Lafayette..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  America's Historic Places (1996) 217
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 96
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18008733
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 640
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  America's Historic Places (1996) 217
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 96
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18008733
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 640
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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