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ID: 7014348
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 09 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 43.1500  decimal degrees
Long: 077 36 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -77.6000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Lake Ontario & Genesee River; founded in early 19th cen., expanded after opening of Erie Canal; had further expansion during Civil War; was center of abolitionist movement & home of Frederick Douglass; G Eastman founded Kodak firm here in 1888.

Names:
Rochester (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for founder, Colonel Nathaniel Rochester

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 New York (state)  ............  New York (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Monroe (county)  ................  Monroe (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Rochester (inhabited place)  ....................  Rochester (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1812
city (C)
county seat (C)
port of entry (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for cameras & photographic equipment, optical goods, precision tools, dental equipment & machine tools
agricultural center (C)  ............  for surrounding fruit & truck farming region
religious center (C)  ............  place of origin of modern Spiritualism with "Rochester knockings" of Fox sisters in 1840s
educational center (C)  ............  for Rochester Institute of Technology founded in 1829, also for several other colleges

Sources and Contributors:
Rochester..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 782
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36023521
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1023
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 782
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36023521
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1023
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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