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ID: 7013953
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Oklahoma City (inhabited place)  Oklahoma City (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 28 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.4667  decimal degrees
Long: 097 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -97.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Settled by Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek & Seminole who were survivors of long death march from the east; was given to Native Americans as a reservation in 1880s, but was then opened to 10,000 homesteaders in 1889.

Names:
Oklahoma City (preferred,C,V)  ............ used since city's incorporation in 1890

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 Oklahoma (state)  ............  Oklahoma (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Oklahoma (county)  ................  Oklahoma (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Oklahoma City (inhabited place)  ....................  Oklahoma City (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Native Americans forcibly evacuated from East in 1830s; city was incorporated in 1890, has since grown enormously
city (C)  ............  incorporated since 1890
state capital (C)  ............  since 1910
agricultural center (C)  ............  established as chief distribution & processing center for state's great livestock industry & for cotton, wheat & cattle
industrial center (C)  ............  for aircraft production, oil drilling equipment, steel products, oil wells & refineries & petroleum products
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for packaging houses, electronic equipment & computers
trade center (C)
transportation center (C)  ............  was an early stop along the Santa Fe Railway
oil field site (C)  ............  oil was discovered in 1928; drilling zone has since been limited due to fire hazard
educational center (C)  ............  houses Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City Southwestern College, Oklahoma Christian College & Oklahoma State University
cultural center (C)  ............  includes National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Western Heritage Center, National Softball Hall of Fame & Museum & a historical museum
tourist center (C)  ............  noted for State Fair of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Science & Art Foundation & Art Center, & The Tunnel shopping area
American Indian reservation (H)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Oklahoma .......... (state)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States) [7007707]

Sources and Contributors:
Oklahoma City..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 901
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS40007827
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 886
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 901
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS40007827
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 886
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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