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ID: 7016154
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Harpers Ferry (inhabited place)  Harpers Ferry (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 19 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.3167  decimal degrees
Long: 077 44 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -77.7333  decimal degrees

Note: Located in Blue Ridge Mountains at confluence of Potomac & Shenandoah rivers; site of US arsenal established in 1796 and seized by John Brown's abolitionist raid; was strategic base in Civil War.

Names:
Harpers Ferry (preferred,C,V)
Shenandoah Falls (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 West Virginia (state)  ............  West Virginia (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Jefferson (county)  ................  Jefferson (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Harpers Ferry (inhabited place)  ....................  Harpers Ferry (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1747
town (C)
tourist center (C)
residential center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Harpers Ferry..........  [FDA, VP Preferred]
..........................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54007794
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 489
Shenandoah Falls..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54007794
Subject: .....  [FDA, VP]
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54007794
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 489
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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