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ID: 7013897
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Little Rock (inhabited place)  Little Rock (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 34 44 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 34.7333  decimal degrees
Long: 092 17 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -92.2833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Arkansas River in central Arkansas; in 1860s was extremely anti-Union, yet in 1863 Federal troops seized city & organized a pro-Union government; in 1957 state governor made unsuccessful attempt to maintain school racial segregation.

Names:
Little Rock (preferred,C,V)  ............ in 1722 Frenchman, Bernard de la Harpe, discovered 2 rocks on site, naming smallest La Petite Roche & largest La Grande Roche
La Petite Roche (H,V)  ............ since 1722
Acropolis (C,V)
Anilco (C,V)
Arkopolis (C,V)
La Petit Roche (C,V)
Old Channel (C,V)
Old Channel Little River (C,V)
Petit Roche (C,V)
Petit Rochelle (C,V)
Petit Rocher (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 Arkansas (state)  ............  Arkansas (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Pulaski (county)  ................  Pulaski (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Little Rock (inhabited place)  ....................  Little Rock (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a trading post in 1722; in 1812 became home of trapper William Lewis
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1836
state capital (C)  ............  since 1821
county seat (C)
inland port (C)  ............  since 1969
industrial center (C)  ............  for railroad shops
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for clothing, electrical equipment, furniture, paper products, plastic pipe & cottonseed products
mining center (C)  ............  for bauxite
mill center (C)  ............  for lumber
educational center (C)  ............  site of University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Philander Smith College, Arkansas Baptist College & schools for blind & deaf
cultural center (C)  ............  includes MacArthur Park, Arkansas Arts Center & birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur

Sources and Contributors:
Acropolis..........  [VP]
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5011596
Anilco..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5011596
Arkopolis..........  [VP]
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5011596
La Petite Roche..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 405
La Petit Roche..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5011596
Little Rock..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 525
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 404-405
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5011596
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 677
Old Channel..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5011596
Old Channel Little River..........  [VP]
.........................................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5011596
Petit Roche..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5011596
Petit Rochelle..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5011596
Petit Rocher..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5011596
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 525
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 404-405; VII, 405
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5011596
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 677
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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