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ID: 7013453
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 10 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.1667  decimal degrees
Long: 073 12 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -73.2000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Long Island Sound at mouth of Pequonnock River in SW Connecticut; incorporated as a borough in 1800; later named Bridgeport in reference to drawbridge over river; changed from agrarian to manufacturing center due to harbor's strategic location.

Names:
Bridgeport (preferred,C,V)
Newfield (H,V)
Stratfield (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 Connecticut (state)  ............  Connecticut (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Fairfield (county)  ................  Fairfield (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Bridgeport (inhabited place)  ....................  Bridgeport (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1639
city (C)  ............  since 1836
port (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  produces machinery, automotive parts, metal goods, hardware & munitions
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for consumer goods, plastics, electrical & transportation equipment, sewing machines, pharmaceuticals & radios
educational center (C)  ............  includes University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport Engineering Institute, Sacred Heart University & Housatonic Community College
cultural center (C)  ............  includes Barnum Museum noted for circus memorabilia from PT Barnum, who was a past mayor & a circus entertainment producer

Sources and Contributors:
Bridgeport..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 2:513
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS9000746
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 175-176, 286
Newfield..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 513
Stratfield..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 513
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 513; 2:513
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS9000746
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 175-176, 286
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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