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ID: 7013933
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 07 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.1167  decimal degrees
Long: 085 07 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -85.1167  decimal degrees

Note: Located where St. Marys & St. Joseph rivers flow together to form Maumee River; French established trading post here at a natural stronghold that was once the chief town of the Miami tribe; town grew with Wabash & Erie Canal in 1830s & railroads in 1850s.

Names:
Fort Wayne (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, who constructed log stockade here in 1794
Kekionga (H,V)  ............ name of original Amerindian town here
Fort Miami (C,V)
Frenchtown (C,V)
Kiskakon (C,V)
Miami Town (C,V)
Omee Town (C,V)
Post Miami (C,V)
Twightwee Village (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 Indiana (state)  ............  Indiana (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Allen (county)  ................  Allen (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Fort Wayne (inhabited place)  ....................  Fort Wayne (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by the French in late 17th cen., on the site of a Miami town
city (C)
county seat (C)  ............  since 1824
industrial center (C)
transportation center (C)
battlefield (H)  ............  when taken by English in 1760, by Amerindians under Pontiac in 1763, & by General Wayne in 1794
frontier settlement (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Fort Miami..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18005424
Fort Wayne..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 892-893
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18005424
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Frenchtown..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18005424
Kekionga..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 892-893
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18005424
Kiskakon..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18005424
Miami Town..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18005424
Omee Town..........  [VP]
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18005424
Post Miami..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18005424
Twightwee Village..........  [VP]
................................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18005424
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 892-893
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18005424
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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