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ID: 7007522
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Mississippi (state)  Mississippi (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 32 42 46 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 32.7120  decimal degrees
Long: 089 39 12 W  degrees minutes   Long: -89.6530  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Natchez when Spanish and French arrived 16th-17th centuries; went to England after French and Indian War in 1763, but occupied by Spain in American Revolution; was slave state, suffered much damage in Civil War.

Names:
Mississippi (preferred,C,V)  ............ name is derived from an Algonquian word for "big river"
MS (C,V,USPS)

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 Mississippi (state)  ............  Mississippi (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since December 10, 1817
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Jackson .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Mississippi, Hinds county) [7016129]

Sources and Contributors:
Mississippi..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:603-604
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:338 ff.
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000324
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
MS..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 603-604; 2:603-604
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 338 ff.; 29:338 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, Geographic Names System [online] (1998-) accessed 30 June 2015
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000324
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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