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ID: 7014545
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 57 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.9500  decimal degrees
Long: 121 17 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -121.2833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on San Joaquin River; grew rapidly as miners' supply point during 1849 Gold Rush; laid out & renamed after fire of 1850; processing center for crops of Central Valley; University of the Pacific, founded in San Jose in 1851, moved here in 1924.

Names:
Stockton (preferred,C,V)  ............ since 1850
Tuleburg (H,V)  ............ from 1847 until renamed in 1850 after Robert Stockon, who claimed California for USA

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 California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)
Hierarchy of San Joaquin (county)  ................  San Joaquin (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Stockton (inhabited place)  ....................  Stockton (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  since 1847, incorporated in 1850
city (C)
county seat (C)  ............  since 1850
inland port (C)  ............  after deep river channel was completed in 1933
agricultural center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Stockton..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 279
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6034160
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Tuleburg..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 279
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 279
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6034160
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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