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ID: 7013915
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 15 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.2500  decimal degrees
Long: 085 45 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -85.7500  decimal degrees

Note: Original settlement made by G Rogers Clark on Corn Island (since submerged) in 1770s, soon moved ashore; grew as trade on Ohio river expanded with introduction of steamboats; was Union depot & station for slaves reaching freedom in Indiana in Civil War.

Names:
Louisville (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for King Louis XVI of France in 1780
Fort-on-Shore (H,V)  ............ name of the first settlement on the river bank
Fort Nelson (H,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 Kentucky (state)  ............  Kentucky (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Jefferson (county)  ................  Jefferson (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Louisville (inhabited place)  ....................  Louisville (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  incorporated in 1780
city (C)
county seat (C)
port (C)
river settlement (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  especially noted for bonded bourbon whiskey & cigarettes
agricultural center (C)
trade center (C)
sporting center (C)  ............  home of famed Kentucky Derby horse race since 1875
educational center (C)
frontier settlement (H)  ............  intended as a base to conquer British-held Old Northwest prior to Revolution

Sources and Contributors:
Fort Nelson..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 512
Fort-on-Shore..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 512
Louisville..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:533
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 7:512
.......................  Library of Congress HABS/HAER (1987-)
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS21016586
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 533; 2:533
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 512; 7:512
..................  Library of Congress HABS/HAER (1987-)
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS21016586
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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