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ID: 2050602
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 23 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.3833  decimal degrees
Long: 071 06 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.1000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Mystic river; area was entirely fenced-in until 1865; expanded with arrival of Middlesex Canal 1802 & Boston & Lowell railroad 1835; population grew with development of meat-packing industry after 1900; noted for Old Powder House (ca. 1702).

Names:
Somerville (preferred,C,V)
Cow Commons (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 Massachusetts (state)  ............  Massachusetts (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Middlesex (county)  ................  Middlesex (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Somerville (inhabited place)  ....................  Somerville (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settles as Cow Commons in 1630
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1871
industrial center (C)
transportation center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Cow Commons..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 7
Somerville..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 7
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25005707
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 7
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25005707
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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