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ID: 7015822
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Brooklyn (borough)  Brooklyn (borough)

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 41 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.6833  decimal degrees
Long: 073 58 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -73.9667  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises the southwestern extremity of Long Island. It was settled by Dutch and Waloon farmers in the mid-17th century. Its original name referred to the many small brooks that crossed the fields. It grew to include all of Kings county by 1896.

Names:
Brooklyn (preferred,C,V)
Breuckelen (H,V)  ............ name of original Dutch settlement on the site

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 New York (state)  ............  New York (state) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (inhabited place)  ................  New York (inhabited place) (P)
Hierarchy of Brooklyn (borough)  ....................  Brooklyn (borough) (P)

Additional Parents:
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 New York (state)  ............  New York (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Kings (county)  ................  Kings (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Brooklyn (borough)  ....................  Brooklyn (borough) (P,C) the borough and the county are coextensive

Place Types:
borough (preferred, C)  ............  of New York City, coextensive with Kings county
residential center (C)
shipbuilding center (C)
industrial center (C)

Related geographic places:
coextensive with ....  Kings .......... (county)
..............................  (World, North and Central America, United States, New York state) [1002551]

Sources and Contributors:
Breuckelen..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 126-127
Brooklyn..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Library of Congress HABS/HAER (1987-)
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  USGS, Geographic Names System [online] (1998-)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 181-182
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 126-127
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Library of Congress HABS/HAER (1987-)
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, Geographic Names System [online] (1998-)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 181-182
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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