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ID: 7014174
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 11 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.1833  decimal degrees
Long: 085 23 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -85.3833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on White river; founded on land of Delaware tribe, who were moved west in 1820; grew with establishment of railroad & discovery of natural gas; noted as subject of "Middletown" by R & H Lynd, a sociological study of "typical American town."

Names:
Muncie (preferred,C,V)
Munseetown (H,V)  ............ named for the Munsee clan of the Delaware tribe
Munsey (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 Indiana (state)  ............  Indiana (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Delaware (county)  ................  Delaware (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Muncie (inhabited place)  ....................  Muncie (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1827
town (C)
county seat (C)
university center (C)  ............  Ball State University was founded in 1918
manufacturing center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Muncie..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 416
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18011469
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Munseetown..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 416
Munsey..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18011469
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 416
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18011469
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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