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ID: 7014656
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 03 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.0500  decimal degrees
Long: 080 39 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -80.6500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Mahoning River near Pennsylvania border; part of Western Reserve, bought by J Young from Connecticut Land Company in 1797; grew with development of iron smelting in early 19th cen., today is in heart of large steel-producing region.

Names:
Youngstown (preferred,C,V)  ............ named after John Young, who purchased the land in 1797

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 Ohio (state)  ............  Ohio (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Mahoning (county)  ................  Mahoning (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Youngstown (inhabited place)  ....................  Youngstown (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  town was laid out after 1797, incorporated in 1867
city (C)
county seat (C)  ............  of Mahoning county, since 1876
industrial center (C)  ............  especially for steel, first furnace was built in 1805; also makes aluminum, rubber, paper, furniture & automobile parts
university center (C)  ............  for Youngstown State University, founded 1908
transportation center (C)  ............  developed when Sault Ste. Marie locks opened in 1855, soon also was hub for 4 major rail lines
cultural center (C)  ............  has institute of art, playhouse & symphony center

Sources and Contributors:
Youngstown..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 863
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39039142
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 863
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39039142
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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