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ID: 7017750
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 08 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.1333  decimal degrees
Long: 090 02 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -90.0333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Mississippi river; expanded as trade center for cotton; Confederate military center during Civil War; Yellow Fever devastated residents in 1870s & economy declined; WW II stimulated growth; site of assassination of Reverend Martin Luther King.

Names:
Memphis (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 Tennessee (state)  ............  Tennessee (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Shelby (county)  ................  Shelby (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Memphis (inhabited place)  ....................  Memphis (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was site of Chickasaw Indian village, later a United States fort, town founded in 1840
agricultural center (C)  ............  for livestock, poultry, soybeans, vegetables & forestry
city (C)  ............  chartered in 1849
commercial center (C)
cultural center (C)  ............  known for home of blues & where Elvis recorded his first songs
educational center (C)  ............  site of Rhodes College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Christian Brothers College & University of Memphis
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for cotton, hardwood lumber, chemicals, agricultural machinery, pharmaceuticals, rubber products, textiles, paper & furniture
battlefield (H)  ............  June 1862

Sources and Contributors:
Memphis..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 7:1043
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 223
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47032012
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 749
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 1043; 7:1043
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 223
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47032012
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 749
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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