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ID: 7014023
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 25 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.4167  decimal degrees
Long: 071 06 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.1000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Mystic River, N of Boston; was a colonial farming & fishing community; later became part of the "Triangular Trade" of sugar, slaves & rum with West Indies; Tufts University founded here 1852.

Names:
Medford (preferred,C,V)
Mistic (C,V)
Mystic (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 Middlesex (county)  ................  Middlesex (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Medford (inhabited place)  ....................  Medford (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1630, when Matthew Cradock, first governor of Massachusetts established a plantation
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1892
shipbuilding center (C)  ............  since construction of one of nation's first ocean-going vessels, "Blessing of the Bay," in 1631
educational center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Medford..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 998
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25005667
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Mistic..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25005667
Mystic..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25005667
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 998
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25005667
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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