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ID: 7013763
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 35 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 071 48 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.8000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Mohawk Trail & branch of Nashua River; incorporated as town 1764 & later renamed after prominent citizen John Fitch; expanded with river-powered textile mills & stage lines late 18th cen.; site of Fitchburg State College (1894).

Names:
Fitchburg (preferred,C,V)
Turkey Hills (H,V)
Fitchburg Centre (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 Worcester (county)  ................  Worcester (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Fitchburg (inhabited place)  ....................  Fitchburg (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled as Turkey Hills in 1740
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1872
manufacturing center (C)  ............  products include textiles, machinery, paper & metal products, steel, plastic & leather
transportation center (C)  ............  since construction of Boston & Fitchburg & Vermont & Massachusetts railways in 1840s

Sources and Contributors:
Fitchburg..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 804
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010263
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Fitchburg Centre..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010263
Turkey Hills..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 804
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 804
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010263
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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