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ID: 2050948
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 13 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.2167  decimal degrees
Long: 070 56 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -70.9333  decimal degrees

Note: Was one of the earliest settlements in Massachusetts; was dispersal point for earliest European expeditions in the area; expanded with discovery of iron ore in 1771; today produces shoes, fertilizers, lacquers & electronic equipment.

Names:
Weymouth (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for Weymouth, England
Weymouth Centre (C,V)
Waymothe (H,V)  ............ early spelling; name changed from "Wessaguscus" on September 2, 1635 (old style calendar)
Wessagusset (H,V)
Wessaguscus (H,V)  ............ name of original European settlement, used until 1635
Wessaguscus Plantation (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 Norfolk (county)  ................  Norfolk (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Weymouth (inhabited place)  ....................  Weymouth (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Europeans as plantation of Wessaguscus or Wessagusset in 1622
town (C)  ............  incorporated in 1635
manufacturing center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Waymothe..........  [VP]
.................  Weymouth, Massachusetts (1999) accessed 04/19/99
Wessaguscus..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 613
.......................  Weymouth, Massachusetts (1999) accessed 04/19/99
Wessaguscus Plantation..........  [VP]
.........................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 04/19/99
Wessagusset..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 613
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25006358
Weymouth..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 613
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25006358
Weymouth Centre..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25006358
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 613
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 04/19/99
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25006358
..................  Weymouth, Massachusetts (1999) accessed 04/19/99
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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