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ID: 7013355
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 44 48 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 44.8000  decimal degrees
Long: 068 46 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -68.7667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Penobscot River in E central Maine; thought to be visited by French explorer Samuel Sieur de Champlain in 1604; named for Reverend Seth Noble's favorite hymn; occupied by British in War of 1812; after 1830 became leading lumber port.

Names:
Bangor (preferred,C,V)
Sunbury (H,V)  ............ from 1787 to 1791
Kenduskeag Plantation (H,V)  ............ from 1776 to 1787

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 Penobscot (county)  ................  Penobscot (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Bangor (inhabited place)  ....................  Bangor (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was 1st settled as Sunbury by Jacob Buswell in 1769, incorporated as a city in 1834
city (C)
county seat (C)
port (C)
commercial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for shipbuilding yards, lumber, paper, electronic equipment & footwear
educational center (C)  ............  home of Bangor Theological Seminary, Beal College, Husson College & Eastern Maine Vocational-Technical Institute

Sources and Contributors:
Bangor..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 78
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 868
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS23000614
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 114
Kenduskeag Plantation..........  [VP]
......................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 868
Sunbury..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 78
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 868
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 78
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 868
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS23000614
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 114
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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