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ID: 7016201
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 39 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.6500  decimal degrees
Long: 074 12 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -74.2000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Newark Bay and connected by Goethals Bridge to Staten Island, New York; state assembly met here 1668-1682; site of several engagements in Revolutionary War; first seat of Princeton University (1746); was home of Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr.

Names:
Elizabeth (preferred,C,V)
Elizabethtown (H,V)  ............ named for wife of one of colony's 1st proprietors, Sir George Carteret
Elizabeth Towne (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 New Jersey (state)  ............  New Jersey (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Union (county)  ................  Union (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Elizabeth (inhabited place)  ....................  Elizabeth (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  English purchased site from Amerindians & settled there in 1664, incorporated 1855
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for foundries, steelworks, shipbuilding yards, automobiles, printing presses, chemicals & oil refineries
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for machinery, beds, clothing, textiles, Singer sewing machines & chemicals
shipping center (C)  ............  for transshipping coal & iron, city grew in conjunction with Port of Staten Island & arrival of railroads
port (C)  ............  especially for containerized shipping
suburb (C)  ............  providing residences for New York City
capital (H)  ............  of state until 1686

Sources and Contributors:
Elizabeth..........  [FDA, VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:272
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 4:455-456
....................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34002028
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 366
Elizabethtown..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 455
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34002028
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 366
Elizabeth Towne..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34002028
Subject: .....  [FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 272; 1:272
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 455; IV, 455-456; 4:455-456
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34002028
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 366
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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