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ID: 7014060
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 49 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.8167  decimal degrees
Long: 077 13 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -77.2167  decimal degrees

Note: Located just N of border with Maryland; town is famous for Battle of Gettysburg, which was fought in & around the town during the Civil War (now within the Gettysburg National Military Park).

Names:
Gettysburg (preferred,C,V)  ............ name used after 1800
Gettys-town (H,V)  ............ named for founder James Gettys in 1780s

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 Pennsylvania (state)  ............  Pennsylvania (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Adams (county)  ................  Adams (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Gettysburg (inhabited place)  ....................  Gettysburg (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  laid out in 1780s, incorporated in 1806
town (C)
county seat (C)  ............  since 1800
quarrying center (C)
mining center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Gettysburg..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 229
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42009639
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 441
Gettys-town..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 229
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42009639
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 229
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42009639
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 441
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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