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ID: 7017543
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Baton Rouge (inhabited place)  Baton Rouge (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 30 27 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 30.4500  decimal degrees
Long: 091 09 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -91.1500  decimal degrees

Note: Located in SE Louisiana; French ceded area to Britain in 1763 after French & Amerindian wars; occupied by Spain during American Revolution; purchased by USA in 1815; Union forces took city in May 1862; politician Huey Long kept offices here.

Names:
Baton Rouge (preferred,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 Louisiana (state)  ............  Louisiana (state) (P)
Hierarchy of East Baton Rouge (parish (political))  ................  East Baton Rouge (parish (political)) (P)
Hierarchy of Baton Rouge (inhabited place)  ....................  Baton Rouge (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a fort built by French in 1719
city (C)
educational center (C)  ............  houses Louisiana State University, Agricultural & Mechanical College & Southern University
industrial center (C)  ............  includes gas, many oil fields & Standard Oil Company's giant oil refinery
state capital (C)  ............  since 1849
transportation center (C)
battlefield (H)  ............  May 1862

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Louisiana .......... (state)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States) [7007256]

Sources and Contributors:
Baton Rouge..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 83
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 961-962
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 233
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22018638
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 124
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 83
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 961-962
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 233
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22018638
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 124
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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