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ID: 7013945
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 02 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.0333  decimal degrees
Long: 095 40 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -95.6667  decimal degrees

Note: Located in NE Kansas on Kansas river; Free State Constitution was framed here by anti-slavery forces in 1855; active in conflicts between pro- & anti-slavery forces deciding whether slavery would be allowed in Kansas (1854-1861).

Names:
Topeka (preferred,C,V)
Mid-Continent (C,V)
Pomme de Terre (C,V)
To-pe-ka (C,V)
To-poo-ka (C,V)
Too Beega (C,V)
Topage (C,V)
Topeca (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 Kansas (state)  ............  Kansas (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Shawnee (county)  ................  Shawnee (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Topeka (inhabited place)  ....................  Topeka (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was site of ferry crossing on Oregon Trail (1842), town was founded by Anti-slavery forces in 1854 & incorporated in 1857
city (C)
state capital (C)  ............  since 1861
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for foundry, railroad shops & tires
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for meat-packing plants, medicine & tents
transportation center (C)  ............  was headquarters for building of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
agricultural center (C)
mill center (C)  ............  for flour
military center (C)  ............  for Forbes Air Force Base
educational center (C)  ............  for Washburn University of Topeka (1865)
administrative center (C)  ............  for governmental offices
medical center (C)  ............  with excellent psychiatric training at world-famous Meninger Foundation for treating mental illness
capital (H)  ............  of territory in 1856

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Kansas .......... (state)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States) [7007254]

Sources and Contributors:
Mid-Continent..........  [VP]
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20011519
Pomme de Terre..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20011519
Too Beega..........  [VP]
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20011519
Topage..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20011519
Topeca..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20011519
Topeka..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 941
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 847-848
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20011519
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1220
To-pe-ka..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20011519
To-poo-ka..........  [VP]
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20011519
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 941
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 847-848
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20011519
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1220
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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