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ID: 2049755
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 38 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.6333  decimal degrees
Long: 070 54 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -70.9000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Buzzards Bay across the harbor from New Bedford; was settled by Europeans in 17th cen.; British were repulsed in September 1778 during American Revolution; was a whaling center in 19th cen.

Names:
Fairhaven (preferred,C,V)
Oxford (H,V)  ............ so-named in 1670

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 Massachusetts (state)  ............  Massachusetts (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Bristol (county)  ................  Bristol (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Fairhaven (inhabited place)  ....................  Fairhaven (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1670
town (C)
fishing community (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Fairhaven..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25006589
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 388
Oxford..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 287
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 287
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25006589
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 388
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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