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ID: 7014663
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 09 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.1500  decimal degrees
Long: 095 59 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -95.9833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Arkansas river; was Creek Indian village in 1830s; European-Americans founded town along St. Louis-San Francisco Railway in 1882; nearby oil discovery in 1901 initiated rapid growth; is national headquarters for Jaycees organization.

Names:
Tulsa (preferred,C,V)  ............ named by Creek Amerindian immigrants for their former town in Alabama in 1836

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 Oklahoma (state)  ............  Oklahoma (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Tulsa (county)  ................  Tulsa (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Tulsa (inhabited place)  ....................  Tulsa (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established by Creek Indians who immigrated from Alabama in 1836, city was incorporated in 1898
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1898
county seat (C)
inland port (C)
oil field site (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for production of aviation-aerospace equipment & machinery
commercial center (C)  ............  includes offices for over 800 major oil companies & site of International Petroleum Exposition
agricultural center (C)
transportation center (C)  ............  for access to Great Lakes & Gulf of Mexico via Arkansas-Mississippi Waterway, airlines, trucklines & railroads
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History & Art (founded 1949)
educational center (C)  ............  houses Oral Roberts University & University of Tulsa

Sources and Contributors:
Tulsa..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 951
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 33-34
..............  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS40011065
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1234
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 951
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 33-34
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS40011065
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1234
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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