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ID: 2016777
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 19 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.3167  decimal degrees
Long: 073 05 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -73.0833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Housatonic & Naugatuck rivers; established as a trading post in mid-17th cen.; was a shipbuilding & fishing center through 19th cen., famed for trade with overseas ports.

Names:
Derby (preferred,C,V)  ............ renamed for Derby, England, in 1675
Paugusset (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 Connecticut (state)  ............  Connecticut (state) (P)
Hierarchy of New Haven (county)  ................  New Haven (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Derby (inhabited place)  ....................  Derby (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established in 1642; incorporated in 1893
town (C)
river settlement (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  produces sponge rubber, pins, hardware, & brass, copper & bronze specialities

Sources and Contributors:
Derby..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 328
..............  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS9001753
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 328
Paugusset..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 238
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 238; I, 328
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS9001753
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 328
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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