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ID: 7013345
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 44 18 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 44.3000  decimal degrees
Long: 069 46 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -69.7667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Kennebec River; Canibas Indians originally lived in area; flourished in early 1600s as a trading center for settlers in Massachusetts; Fort Western protected site from Indian attacks in 1754; state government & university are economy's base.

Names:
Augusta (preferred,C,V)
Koussinoc (H,O)
Cushnoc (H,V)
Harrington (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 Maine (state)  ............  Maine (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Kennebec (county)  ................  Kennebec (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Augusta (inhabited place)  ....................  Augusta (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  originally a trading post organized by Plymouth Colony in 1628, city incorporated in 1797
city (C)
state capital (C)  ............  since 1841
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  includes paper, timber, cotton goods, textiles, food products & shoes
educational center (C)  ............  includes University of Maine at Augusta
cultural center (C)  ............  includes State House & Executive Mansion
resort (C)  ............  noted for Belgrade chain of lakes & Kennebec River

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Maine .......... (state)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States) [7007515]

Sources and Contributors:
Augusta..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 61
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 699
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS23000389
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 92
Cushnoc..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 61
Harrington..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 61
Koussinoc..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 699
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 61
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 699
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS23000389
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 92
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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