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ID: 7014523
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 30 13 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 30.2167  decimal degrees
Long: 092 01 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -92.0167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Vermilion River in S central Louisiana; exiled Acadians from Nova Scotia were early settlers; economy based on sugar cane, cotton and corn until WW II, when it became a production center for petrochemicals; seat of Roman Catholic diocese.

Names:
Lafayette (preferred,C,V)
Little Manchac (H,V)
Pinhool (H,V)
Vermilion (H,V)
Vermilionville (H,V)
Vermillionville (H,V)
Vermillion Bridge (H,V)
Village of Saint Jean Au Vermilion (H,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 Louisiana (state)  ............  Louisiana (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Lafayette (parish (political))  ................  Lafayette (parish (political)) (P)
Hierarchy of Lafayette (inhabited place)  ....................  Lafayette (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Acadians in late 18th cen.
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for oil & gas; site of headquarters of Heymann Oil Center
agricultural center (C)
mill center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  site of University of Southwestern Louisiana

Sources and Contributors:
Lafayette..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22009094
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 640
Little Manchac..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22009094
Pinhool..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22009094
Vermilion..........  [VP]
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22009094
Vermilionville..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22009094
Vermillion Bridge..........  [VP]
................................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22009094
Vermillionville..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:497
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22009094
Village of Saint Jean Au Vermilion..........  [VP]
...........................................................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22009094
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 497; 1:497
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22009094
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 640
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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