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ID: 7014145
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 01 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.0167  decimal degrees
Long: 073 37 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -73.6167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Long Island Sound in SW Connecticut; land purchased by New Haven Colonists from Indians for 25 English coats; named for Greenwich, England; controlled by Dutch; returned to Connecticut in 1650; seized by British in Revolutionary War.

Names:
Greenwich (preferred,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 Connecticut (state)  ............  Connecticut (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Fairfield (county)  ................  Fairfield (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Greenwich (inhabited place)  ....................  Greenwich (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1640 by New Haven Colony led by Robert Feaks & Captain Daniel Patrick
town (C)  ............  organized in 1665
suburb (C)  ............  of New York City
industrial center (C)  ............  for printing & machinery
resort (C)  ............  due to its indented coast, offers boating & water sports
educational center (C)  ............  includes many private preparatory schools including Whitby School & headquarters of Montessori Society in America
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for Bruce Museum & Audubon Center

Sources and Contributors:
Greenwich..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 474
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS9002634
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 466
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 474
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS9002634
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 466
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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