Garden City, cities, United States

Garden City. 1 City (2020 pop. 10,289), Chatham co., SE Ga., a port of entry, distribution center, and industrial city on the Savannah River; inc. 1939 as Industrial City Gardens, renamed 1941. The city's container terminal, one of largest in the United States, is a major component of the Port of Savannah. Paper, gypsum board, roofing, and jet aircraft are manufactured. 2 City (2020 pop. 28,151), seat of Finney co., SW Kans., on the Arkansas River; inc. 1887. A trade center in an irrigated farm and dairy region growing wheat, sugar beets, and alfalfa, it has a gas and an oil field, cattle feedlots, and hide-processing and meatpacking plants. Farm machinery, cultured marble, and fertilizers are produced. The city has an agricultural experiment station, a zoo, and a wild game refuge. 3 City (2020 pop. 27,380), Wayne co., SE Mich., a suburb of Detroit; inc. as a city 1934. Chiefly residential but with a noted population decline, the city produces gauge systems and aluminum extrusions. 4 Village (2020 pop. 23,272), Nassau co., SE N.Y., on Long Island; inc. 1919. It is a high-income residential community. Garden City was founded in 1869 and planned by the merchant Alexander Stewart. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh began his historic transatlantic flight from the nearby former Roosevelt Field. It was the long-time home of Doubleday book publishing and manufacturing from 1910 to 1987. Adelphi Univ. and Nassau Community College are in the city, as is the Museums at Mitchel complex, including a children's and an aviation museum.

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