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ID: 7007515
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Maine (state)  Maine (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 069 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -69.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Red Paint people settled here as early as 9th mill. BCE; later Algonquians arrived; Norsemen possibly visited in 11th cen.; colonies established by French in 1604 and English in 1607; fought in Revolution & with Union; Canadian border disputed in 19th cen.

Names:
Maine (preferred,C,V)  ............ used since 17th cen., from old spelling of "main," referring to mainland as opposed to the islands
ME (C,V,USPS)

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 Maine (state)  ............  Maine (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since March 15, 1820
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Augusta .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Maine, Kennebec county) [7013345]

Sources and Contributors:
Maine..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:552
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:274 ff.
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..............  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000319
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
ME..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 552; 2:552
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 274 ff.; 29:274 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000319
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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