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ID: 7013924
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 23 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.3833  decimal degrees
Long: 094 23 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -94.3833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Arkansas River in W Arkansas; in 1875 was location of USA Federal District Court for W Arkansas & managed Indian Territory (currently Oklahoma), which consisted of 5 Civilized Tribes & was a refuge for outlaws; expanding as an industrial area.

Names:
Fort Smith (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for General Thomas A Smith in 1817
Belle Point (H,V)  ............ when known to French explorers & before site became a fort in 1817

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 Sebastian (county)  ................  Sebastian (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Fort Smith (inhabited place)  ....................  Fort Smith (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was an army fort in 1817 & laid out in 1821
city (C)  ............  since 1851
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for coal & gas fields
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for auto bodies, sheet metal, optical equipment, refrigerators & glass
educational center (C)  ............  houses Westark Community College since 1928
cultural center (C)  ............  includes Arkansas-Oklahoma Rodeo & horse & mule market
fort (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Belle Point..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 892
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5007368
Fort Smith..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 892
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5007368
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 409
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 892
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5007368
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 409
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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