Historical Gazetteer of the United States


The first place-by-place chronology of U.S. history, this book offers the student, researcher, or traveller a handy guide to find all the most important events that have occurred at any locality in the United States.

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The first place-by-place chronology of U.S. history, this book offers the student, researcher, or traveller a handy guide to find all the most important events that have occurred at any locality in the United States.

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Editorial Reviews

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'This reference book is unique in providing quick reference to American history by place... Recommended. General and academic collections.' - Choice
Library Journal
The first place-by-place chronology of U.S. history, with more than 10,000 cities and towns organized alphabetically in 50 state sections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-In his introduction to this geographical dictionary, the author explains that his goal to list as many significant events as possible "superseded any hope of being comprehensive-." As a result, definite gaps and inconsistencies appear in the information presented. The book is arranged alphabetically by state; each one is introduced with brief information on the history, the number of counties or parishes, and short explanations of municipality classification and townships. Following this information are alphabetical listings of the cities, towns, and villages of note. Under each one, important dates and events are cited. Most entries are no more than a dozen lines, though larger cities often command more attention. Each entry contains specific facts about the founding, incorporation, and source of name, if known. Other items vary but include important fires or tornadoes, city name changes, schools and libraries established, and well-known people who were born and/or died there, and more. Occasional errors were spotted. For example, the original name of Kansas State University was not Belmont College, but Bluemont College. (There is no indication of the name changes between the original and the present-day name, of which there have been at least three.) An extensive index concludes the book. A secondary purchase.-Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415939485
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 888
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul T. Hellmann is a freelance writer and geographer who most recently researched, wrote, and/or edited 33,000 entries (about one-fourth of the total) for the new Columbia Gazetteer of the World, for which he did field research in 37 states. He has also written a historical tour guide of Frederick County in Virginia and many articles for other reference books. Other work experience includes creating rural address systems for seven counties and researching address systems for the Census.

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Table of Contents

Advisors ix
Introduction xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
Alabama 1
Alaska 15
Arizona 25
Arkansas 35
California 49
Colorado 79
Connecticut 91
Delaware 105
District of Columbia 111
Florida 117
Georgia 135
Hawaii 159
Idaho 163
Illinois 169
Indiana 193
Iowa 209
Kansas 227
Kentucky 243
Louisiana 263
Maine 277
Maryland 291
Massachusetts 303
Michigan 327
Minnesota 347
Mississippi 363
Missouri 377
Montana 401
Nebraska 409
Nevada 423
New Hampshire 429
New Jersey 443
New Mexico 455
New York 465
North Carolina 497
North Dakota 515
Ohio 523
Oklahoma 545
Oregon 559
Pennsylvania 567
Rhode Island 591
South Carolina 599
South Dakota 607
Tennessee 621
Texas 637
Utah 675
Vermont 685
Virginia 699
Washington 723
West Virginia 737
Wisconsin 749
Wyoming 765
Index 773
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