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ID: 7014492
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 24 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.4000  decimal degrees
Long: 075 39 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -75.6500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Lackawanna river in anthracite coal region; settled in 18th cen.; land was purchased by entrepreneurs for mining coal in 1840s, when city grew as center of industry.

Names:
Scranton (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for entrepreneur Gerorge Scranton, who owned land in 1840s
Capouse (C,V)
Deep Hollow (C,V)
Harrison (C,V)
Slocum Hollow (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 Pennsylvania (state)  ............  Pennsylvania (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Lackawanna (county)  ................  Lackawanna (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Scranton (inhabited place)  ....................  Scranton (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  European-American settlement began by 1788
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  steel was first forged here in 1797, now also produces textiles, electronic equipment, furniture & metal items
mining center (C)
educational center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Capouse..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42031892
Deep Hollow..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42031892
Harrison..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42031892
Scranton..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 843
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42031892
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1092-1093
Slocum Hollow..........  [VP]
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42031892
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 843
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42031892
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1092-1093
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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