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ID: 7014632
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 44 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.7333  decimal degrees
Long: 075 32 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -75.5333  decimal degrees

Note: N Delaware; located at confluence of Delaware & Christina rivers and Brandywine Creek; under control of Dutch 1655; taken by British 1664; powder mills established by Du Pont 1802; noted for 18th-cen. churches.

Names:
Wilmington (preferred,C,V)  ............ since 1739
Willington (H,V)  ............ renamed 1731
Fort Christina (H,V)  ............ established by Swedes 1638
Christinahamn (C,V)
Fort Altena (C,V)
Walmington (C,V)
Willingtown (C,V)
Wilmington City (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 Delaware (state)  ............  Delaware (state) (P)
Hierarchy of New Castle (county)  ................  New Castle (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Wilmington (inhabited place)  ....................  Wilmington (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Swedes in 1638
city (C)  ............  incorporated 1832
county seat (C)
port (C)
commercial center (C)
industrial center (C)
transportation center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of New Sweden until 1643; of New Sweden again 1654

Sources and Contributors:
Christinahamn..........  [VP]
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS10001790
Fort Altena..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS10001790
Fort Christina..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS10001790
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1343
Walmington..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS10001790
Willington..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS10001790
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1343
Willingtown..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS10001790
Wilmington..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS10001790
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1343
Wilmington City..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS10001790
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS10001790
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1343
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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