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ID: 7014627
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Wilkes-Barre (inhabited place)  Wilkes-Barre (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 14 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.2333  decimal degrees
Long: 075 52 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -75.8667  decimal degrees

Note: Located in Wyoming Valley on Susquehanna river; settled by J. Durkee & a band of Connecticut colonists; was attacked by Tories & Iroquois during Revolution, & punitive expedition retaliated in 1779; grew with development of coal industry in 19th cen.

Names:
Wilkes-Barre (preferred,C,V)  ............ named after British politicians John Wilkes & Isaac BarrĂ«, who had defended Colonies in Parliament
Fort Wilkes-Barre (H,V)
Fort Durkee (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 Luzerne (county)  ................  Luzerne (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Wilkes-Barre (inhabited place)  ....................  Wilkes-Barre (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first known permanent settlement dates from 1769
city (C)
county seat (C)  ............  since 1786
industrial center (C)  ............  for steel, airplane parts, electonic equipment & toys
mining center (C)
educational center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Fort Durkee..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42032368
Fort Wilkes-Barre..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 662
Wilkes-Barre..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 662
.......................  National Zip Code Directory (1985)
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42032368
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 662
..................  National Zip Code Directory (1985)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42032368
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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