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ID: 7014629
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7014629

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 16 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.2667  decimal degrees
Long: 076 42 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -76.7000  decimal degrees

Note: Located between Richmond & Newport News; was political & cultural center of Virginia in the 18th cen.; site of colony's first newspaper (1736) & theater (1730); beginning in 1926, John D Rockefeller, Jr. funded restoration of the city.

Names:
Williamsburg (preferred,C,V)
Middle Plantation (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 Virginia (state)  ............  Virginia (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Williamsburg (independent city)  ................  Williamsburg (independent city) (P)
Hierarchy of Williamsburg (inhabited place)  ....................  Williamsburg (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1633
city (C)  ............  colony's first city to be incorporated, 1722
county seat (C)  ............  of James City & York counties
cultural center (C)
college centers (C)  ............  site of nation's second oldest College, William & Mary, founded in 1693
battlefield (H)  ............  site of the Battle of Richmond on May 5, 1862 during the Civil War
state capital (H)  ............  of Virginia from 1699 until moved to Richmond in 1780

Sources and Contributors:
Middle Plantation..........  [VP]
................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1021
Williamsburg..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1021
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS51030271
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1343
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1021
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS51030271
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1343
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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