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ID: 7013961
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of West Virginia (state)  West Virginia (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 080 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -80.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by mammoth-hunters 12,000 BCE, by Archaic People 9,000 BCE and Mound Builders ca. 500 BCE, then Fort Ancient people; Iroquois League dominated by 1650; Europeans settled in 17th-18th cen.; invaded by British during Revolution; pro-Union in Civil War.

Names:
West Virginia (preferred,C,V)  ............ "Virginia" was term originally applied to larger area, named after Queen Elizabeth I of England, "the Virgin Queen"
WV (C,V,USPS)

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 West Virginia (state)  ............  West Virginia (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  separated from Virginia over issue of secession from the Union in 1861, formally a state since June 20, 1863
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Charleston .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, West Virginia, Kanawha county) [7013583]

Sources and Contributors:
West Virginia..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:1017-1018
..........................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:356
..........................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..........................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000348
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
WV..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1258
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1017-1018; 2:1017-1018
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 356; 29:356
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000348
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1258
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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