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ID: 7013445
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 21 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.3500  decimal degrees
Long: 071 03 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.0500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Charles river; site of key pre-Revolutionary War events, Boston Massacre 1770 & Boston Tea Party 1773; expanded with textile mills, shipbuilding & trade 18th-19th cen.; noted for Faneuil Hall (1742-1805) & Paul Revere House (1680).

Names:
Boston (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for town in Lincolnshire, England, from which many Puritans emigrated to America
Old Boston (C,V)
Shawmutt (C,V)
Shawnnut (C,V)
Totant (C,V)
Tremont (C,V)
Trimountain (C,V)
"Beantown" (C,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 Suffolk (county)  ................  Suffolk (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Boston (inhabited place)  ....................  Boston (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1630 by Puritan Englishmen of the Massachusetts Bay Company
city (C)  ............  incorporated 1822
state capital (C)
county seat (C)
seaport (C)
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
financial center (C)
cultural center (C)
educational center (C)
tourist center (C)
naval base (H)  ............  British
capital (H)  ............  of Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1632 until outbreak of Revolutionary War

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Massachusetts .......... (state)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States) [7007517]

Sources and Contributors:
"Beantown"..........  [VP]
.......................  Boston online, (1995-2001) "beantown." access 4 May 2005
Boston..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 2:404
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010744
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Old Boston..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010744
Shawmutt..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010744
Shawnnut..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010744
Totant..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010744
Tremont..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010744
Trimountain..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010744
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Boston online, (1995-2001) "beantown." access 4 May 2005
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 404; 2:404
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010744
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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