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ID: 2017438
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 20 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.3333  decimal degrees
Long: 071 54 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.9000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Long Island Sound; was established in mid-17th cen.; flourished as a whaling & shipbuilding center; was attacked by British in both American Revolution & War of 1812.

Names:
Stonington (preferred,C,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 London (county)  ................  New London (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Stonington (inhabited place)  ....................  Stonington (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1649
town (C)
manufacturing center (C)
agricultural center (C)
fishing community (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Stonington..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 892
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS9006757
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1156
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 892
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS9006757
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1156
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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