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ID: 7014095
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 36 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.6000  decimal degrees
Long: 121 53 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -121.8833  decimal degrees

Note: Became important center of cultural & political power under Spanish in late 18th cen.; passed to US after Mexican War in 1846; site of first constitutional convention in 1849; site of Steinbeck novels, including Cannery Row; noted for many historic sites.

Names:
Monterey (preferred,C,V)  ............ named by VicaĆ­no, referring to Count of Monte Rey, viceroy of Mexico

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 California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Monterey (county)  ................  Monterey (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Monterey (inhabited place)  ....................  Monterey (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  visited in 1602 by explorer Sebastán Vizcaíno
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1889
port (C)
tourist center (C)
county seat (H)  ............  from 1859-1873
capital (H)  ............  of Alta California from 1775 until after wars of independence in 1822
monastic center (H)  ............  mission of San Carlos Borromeo was founded here by father Junipero Serra in 1770, was moved to Carmel in 1771

Sources and Contributors:
Monterey..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 616
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 282-283
.................  Nagel's: USA (1986)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6031951
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 616
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 282-283
..................  Nagel's: USA (1986)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6031951
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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