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ID: 7013626
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 08 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 43.1333  decimal degrees
Long: 070 55 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -70.9167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Oyster river S of Dover; established in 17th cen.; was attacked by Native Americans from 1670s & burned in 1694; noted for role in American Revolution, when gunpowder & weapons were hidden from British here.

Names:
Durham (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for Durham, England, in 1732
Oyster River (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 New Hampshire (state)  ............  New Hampshire (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Strafford (county)  ................  Strafford (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Durham (inhabited place)  ....................  Durham (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by English in 1635, on site known to Native Americans
town (C)
university center (C)  ............  site of University of New Hampshire

Sources and Contributors:
Durham..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 260
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS33002029
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Oyster River..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 260
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 260
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS33002029
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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