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ID: 7007711
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Rhode Island (state)  Rhode Island (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 40 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.6667  decimal degrees
Long: 071 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.5000  decimal degrees

Note: First European settlements were established by English colonists banished from Massachusetts in 1630s; attracted diverse population, including Quakers and Jews; fought in Revolution; long resisted ratification of the Constitution; was strongly pro-Union.

Names:
Rhode Island (preferred,C,V)  ............ from Verrazano (1524, referring to its similarity to Rhodes, Greece) or from Block (1614, from Dutch for "red" color of soil)
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (C,V)  ............ official name
RI (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 Rhode Island (state)  ............  Rhode Island (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  since May 29, 1790
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Rhode Island..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:777
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:285 ff.
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000339
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
RI..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations..........  [VP]
.............................................................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 285 ff.
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 777; 2:777
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 285 ff.; 29:285 ff.
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000339
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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