Omni gazetteer of the United States of America : providing name, location, and identification for nearly 1,500,000 populated places, structures, facilities, locales, historic places, and geographic features in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories

Frank R. Abate, editor
Detroit, [Michigan] : Omnigraphics, c1991
11 v.
1558883363 lib. bdg. : alk. paper


Katherine M. Isaacs is editor of v. 11.

This "gazetteer provides the sort of in-depth coverage of U.S. place names that has long been lacking. In addition to populated places of all types and sizes, both incorporated and unincorporated -- states and territories, counties, cities, towns, townships, villages, districts, etc. -- the gazetteer also covers natural features, such as hills, mountains, and mountain ranges; valleys, plains, and basins; rivers, lakes, and streams; bays, inlets, and harbors; capes, peninsulas, islands, and beaches, forests and woods; caves and rock formations. There are also tens of thousands of entries for structures, facilities, and locales, named entities that have been built or shaped by human activity; schools, churches, hospitals, parks, airports, military installations, public buildings, dams, reservoirs, bridges, towers, historic sites, battlefields, and cemeteries."

Includes indexes.

Includes Virgin Islands of the U.S.

"The following principal sources for the Omni Gazetteer together account for more than 90 of the data presented in text entries: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) ; Guideline: Codes for Named Populated Places, Primary County Divisions and other locational entities of the United States and outlying areas (FIPS 55-2) ; National Register of historic places ; 1988 Population estimates for counties and Incorporated places"--Editors pref. v. 1.

Contents: v. 1. New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont -- v. 2. Northeastern states: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia -- v. 3. Southeast: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia; Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands -- v. 4. South Central states: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee -- v. 5. Southwestern states: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas -- v. 6. Great Lakes states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin -- v. 7. Plains states: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota -- v. 8. Mountain states: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming -- v. 9. Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington; Pacific territories -- v. 10. National Index -- v. 11. Appendices.



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