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ID: 7014489
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 48 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.8000  decimal degrees
Long: 073 56 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -73.9333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Mohawk river; was settled by Arent van Curler in 17th cen.; destroyed by Amerindian raid in 1690, but rebuilt; expanded in 19th cen. with arrival of railroad; became major center for locomotive building & electrical industry.

Names:
Schenectady (preferred,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 New York (state)  ............  New York (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Schenectady (county)  ................  Schenectady (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Schenectady (inhabited place)  ....................  Schenectady (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Europeans in 1661, chartered in 1765
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  produces jet engines, generators, radios, electonic equipment, wire, paint & varnish, & plastics
scientific center (C)  ............  has atomic research facilities

Sources and Contributors:
Schenectady..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 839
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36025548
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1089
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 839
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36025548
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1089
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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