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ID: 7014494
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 36 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.6000  decimal degrees
Long: 122 19 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -122.3167  decimal degrees

Note: Located between Elliot Bay and Lake Washington; was a sawmill settlement; was named for Native American chief who befriended settlers; site of anti-Chinese riots in 1880s; WW II stimulated industrial and commercial growth.

Names:
Seattle (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 Washington (state)  ............  Washington (state) (P)
Hierarchy of King (county)  ................  King (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Seattle (inhabited place)  ....................  Seattle (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was part of Amerindian region for Duwamish, Suquamish, & other Puget Sound tribes; first settled in 1851
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1869
county seat (C)
port (C)  ............  for large fishing fleet & ferries
industrial center (C)  ............  includes heavy aerospace development with headquarters for Boeing Company & machinery plants
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for forest products & food processing
transportation center (C)  ............  includes major rail terminus since late 19th cen., airport & ferries
commercial center (C)  ............  for banking, insurance, biomedical, ocean science & electronics
port of entry (C)
cultural center (C)  ............  for Space Needle from 1962 World's Fair, Opera House, Seattle Art Museum & basketball, football & baseball stadiums
tourist center (C)  ............  includes zoo, Woodland Park, Pioneer Square, Volunteer Park & recreation areas for water sports
educational center (C)  ............  houses University of Washington, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University & 4 community colleges

Sources and Contributors:
Seattle..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 10:589
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS53017934
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1319
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 589; 10:589
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS53017934
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1319
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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