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ID: 7013916
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Fort Lauderdale (inhabited place)  Fort Lauderdale (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 26 07 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 26.1167  decimal degrees
Long: 080 08 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -80.1333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Atlantic Ocean at mouth of New River in SE Florida; established as a fort to ward off Seminole Indians during 2nd Seminole War; named for commander of fort, Major William Lauderdale.

Names:
Fort Lauderdale (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 Florida (state)  ............  Florida (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Broward (county)  ................  Broward (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Fort Lauderdale (inhabited place)  ....................  Fort Lauderdale (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  originated as a fort in 1838, town established in 1895
city (C)
county seat (C)
port of entry (C)
shipping center (C)
tourist center (C)  ............  includes water sports on recreational waterways
educational center (C)  ............  includes Broward Community College, Nova University & Fort Lauderdale College

Sources and Contributors:
Fort Lauderdale..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 891
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12006488
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 407
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 891
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12006488
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 407
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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