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ID: 7015683
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 25 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.4167  decimal degrees
Long: 090 25 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -90.4167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Galena river; developed as French trading post; grew as a town in 19th cen.; was home of Ulysses S Grant.

Names:
Galena (preferred,C,V)
Fever River (H,V)  ............ named after early settler, the French trader Le Fèvre
La Pointe (H,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 Illinois (state)  ............  Illinois (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Jo Daviess (county)  ................  Jo Daviess (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Galena (inhabited place)  ....................  Galena (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as a French trading post; incorporated in 1835
town (C)
county seat (C)
mining center (C)  ............  for zinc & lead
quarrying center (C)  ............  for marble & granite

Sources and Contributors:
Fever River..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 320
Galena..........  [FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17006663
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 424
La Pointe..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 320
Subject: .....  [FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 320
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17006663
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 424
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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