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ID: 7014319
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 35 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 087 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -87.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the Grand Calumet River near Lake Michigan, between Gary and Chicago; was founded when State Line Slaughterhouse was established here, utilizing ice from the river and lake to pack meat; city has no harbor, but supports various light industries.

Names:
Hammond (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for George Hammond, co-founder of slaughterhouse here, in 1873
State Line (H,V)  ............ name referring to town's location on Indiana-Illinois boundary
Hohman (H,V)  ............ original name of town

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 Lake (county)  ................  Lake (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Hammond (inhabited place)  ....................  Hammond (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1869
city (C)  ............  since 1884
industrial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Hammond..........  [FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 5:667
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18006568
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Hohman..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 667
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18006568
State Line..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 667
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18006568
Subject: .....  [FDA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 667; 5:667
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18006568
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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