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ID: 7014561
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 02 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 43.0333  decimal degrees
Long: 076 08 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -76.1333  decimal degrees

Note: Located at S end of Lake Onondaga on brine spring; home of Onondaga Indians & headquarters of Iroquois League; visited by French explorers early 17th cen.; Europeans were originally evicted by Amerindians & unhealthy swamps; became trading post by 1786.

Names:
Syracuse (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for ancient Greek city in Sicily, applied to 3 merged villages in mid-19th cen.
Webster's Landing (H,V)  ............ name of original village with a post office named "Syracuse," later absorbed surrounding villages

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 Onondaga (county)  ................  Onondaga (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Syracuse (inhabited place)  ....................  Syracuse (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Onondaga Indians, Europeans arrived in 17th cen., city grew with arrival of Erie Canal & railroad in 19th cen.
city (C)
county seat (C)  ............  since 1827
transportation center (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  had early salt industry & saw mills, now produces chinaware, pharmaceuticals, jet engines & electronic equipment
agricultural center (C)  ............  is major distribution point for central New York agricultural region
university center (C)  ............  Syracuse University was founded in 1870; city is also site of several colleges

Sources and Contributors:
Syracuse..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 904
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 468
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36029061
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Webster's Landing..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 468
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 904
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 468
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36029061
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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