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North America » United States » New York May 16th 2004

May16, 2004 City official name :Youngstown Founded date : Location :New York State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Youngstown is an historic village located at the northwestern corner of the state where the Niagara River flows into Lake Ontario. In an area known to the Indians for hundreds of years, the French explorer La Salle left his mark by building a small fort in 1670, less than a mile north of where our village now stands. The French gained control of the Great Lakes area and by 1727 built the "Castle" which became the centerpiece of Old Fort Niagara. In 1759, a large force of British soldiers under the command of General Ptideux was sent up the then Mohawk River and along Lake Ontario to lay siege ... read more
Youngstown
Youngstown
Youngstown

North America » United States » New York » Buffalo May 16th 2004

May 16, 2004 City official name :Buffalo Founded date : Location :New York State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Buffalo is an American city in western New York State. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 292,648. It is the state's second-largest city, after New York City, and is the county seat of Erie County.GR6 It is also the economic and cultural center of the Buffalo-Niagara Region, a diverse metropolitan area with a population of 1.2 million people. Buffalo is also part of the Golden Horseshoe, an international metropolitan area of over 9.7 million people. Buffalo lies at the eastern end of Lake Erie, at the southern head of the Niagara River, which connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The City of ... read more
Buffalo
Buffalo
Buffalo

North America » United States » Florida » Orlando October 16th 2003

Oct 16, 2003 City official name :Orlando Founded date : Location :Florida State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :The city of Orlando is the county seat of Orange County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 185,951 (metropolitan area 1,644,561). A 2005 U.S. Census Estimates population count gave the city population was 213,233 (metropolitan area over 1.8 million). It is the sixth-largest city in Florida, and its largest inland city. It is also at the head of the Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Orlando-Kissimmee MSA is Florida's third-largest metropolitan area, behind Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater. Additionally, Orlando is home to the second largest ... read more
Orlando
Orlando
Orlando


Oct 13, 2003 City official name :Eightmile Founded date : Location :Grand Bahama Island Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Eight Mile Rock is the largest settlement on Grand Bahama Island, outside of Freeport/Lucaya, and is named after the eight miles of solid rock contained here. The "town" is actually a string of settlements, each of which takes the name of the family who settled and still inhabits the land. Jones Town, Martin Town, Pinedale, Hanna Hill, Bartlett Hill, Wildgoose, and Hepburn Town are a few of the sub-settlements. Their respective families are chiefly descendants of freed slaves who now own the land because their families have inhabited it since the mid-nineteenth century. ... read more
Eightmile


Oct 13, 2003 City official name :Williams and Russell Town Founded date : Location :Grand Bahama Island Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :About five miles from Freeport/Lucaya is Williams Town, a sleepy community nestled in pine trees and resting on what Bahamians call "generation land" -- land that is settled by a single family then passed on to its descendants. In this case, the town was settled by the great-grandfather of Joseph Williams, one of the older residents. Williams' ancestor was a slave liberated in Britain's Emancipation Act of 1834, which effectively freed all slaves in crown territory. In the Bahamas, all freed slaves were allowed to lay claim to whatever unsettled land they could find. The town's oldest building is a shack t... read more
Williams and Russell Town
Williams and Russell Town
Williams and Russell Town


Oct 13, 2003 City official name :Holmes Rock Founded date : Location :Grand Bahama Island Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Holmes Rockis a little community known for a unique cave that sits behind a local night club. It is over 200 yards in diameter and produces fresh water at low tide and salt water at high tide. ... read more
Holmes Rock
Holmes Rock


Oct 17, 2003 City official name :Deadman's Reef Founded date : Location :Grand Bahama Island Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Deadman’s Reef is a group of rocks just off the southern beach known as “Paradise Cove”, about 20 miles west of Freeport. ... read more
Deadman's Reef
Deadman's Reef


Oct 10, 2003 City official name :Freeport Founded date : Location :Grand Bahama Island Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Freeport is a city and free trade zone on the island of Grand Bahama, located approximately 100 mi (160 km) east-northeast of Fort Lauderdale, South Florida and gives its name to a district of the Bahamas. Freeport proper has 26,910 people. In 1955, Wallace Groves, a Virginian financier with lumber interests on the island, was granted 50,000 acres (200 km²) of swamp and scrubland by the Bahamian government. On this was built the city of Freeport, which has grown to be the second most populous city in The Bahamas (26,910 in 2000) after the capital, Nassau. The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) operates the free tra... read more
Freeport
Freeport
Freeport

North America » United States » Florida » St Augustine September 21st 2003

Sep 21, 2003 City official name :St Augustine Founded date : Location :Florida State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :St. Augustine is a city in St. Johns County, Florida, in the United States. It is the oldest continuously occupied European-established city, and the oldest port, in the continental United States. St. Augustine lies in a region of Florida known as The First Coast, which extends from Amelia Island in the north, south to Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Palm Coast. According to the 2000 census, the city population was 11,592; in 2004, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau was 12,157. It is the county seat of St. Johns County. St. Augustine was founde... read more
St Augustine
St Augustine
St Augustine

North America » United States » Florida August 30th 2003

Silver Springs, Florida - United States America North America » United States » Florida By airwolf09 August 30th 2003 xavier & michelle Aug 30, 2003 City official name :Silver Springs Founded date : Location :Florida State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Silver Springs is in Marion County, Florida, just to the east of the city of Ocala. Silver Springs is the site of one of the largest artesian spring formations in the world, producing nearly 550 million gallons of crystal-clear wate... read more
Silver Springs
Silver Springs
Silver Springs




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