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ID: 7013975
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 38 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.6333  decimal degrees
Long: 071 19 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.3167  decimal degrees

Note: Located at junction of Concord and Merrimack rivers; expanded with textile industry fueled by waterpower of Pawtucket Falls 1803 and with Boston and Lowell railroad 1835; incorporated as town 1826; noted as birthplace of artist James Whistler.

Names:
Lowell (preferred,C,V)  ............ since 1826
East Chelmsford (H,V)  ............ from 1653 until renamed for industrialist Francis Cabot Lowell in 1826

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 Middlesex (county)  ................  Middlesex (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Lowell (inhabited place)  ....................  Lowell (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as a farming community known as East Chelmsford in 1653
city (C)  ............  since 1836
county seat (C)  ............  in conjunction with Cambridge
manufacturing center (C)
transportation center (C)
industrial center (C)
educational center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
East Chelmsford..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 7:523
Lowell..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 7:523
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25004697
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 523; 7:523
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25004697
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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