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ID: 7013455
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.0833  decimal degrees
Long: 071 01 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.0167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Amerindian land sold to Miles Standish & John Alden 1649; part of Bridewatertown until 1821; known for shoe & boot manufacturing since 1750; one of first cities to adopt electric street lighting, streetcars & sewage disposal system ca. 1890s.

Names:
Brockton (preferred,C,V)
North Bridgewater (H,V)  ............ until 1874

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 Plymouth (county)  ................  Plymouth (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Brockton (inhabited place)  ....................  Brockton (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  land purchased by Miles Standish & John Alden in 1649
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1881
manufacturing center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Brockton..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 539
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010750
North Bridgewater..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 539
................................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010750
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 539
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010750
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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