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ID: 7014164
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Fall River (inhabited place)  Fall River (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 42 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.7000  decimal degrees
Long: 071 09 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.1500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on mouth of Tauton River; site included in Freeman's Purchase from Amerindians by Plymouth colonists 1659 and settled 1686; important as textile center since 1811; site of notorious ax-murder trial of Lizzie Borden, aquitted of murder 1892.

Names:
Fall River (preferred,C,V)  ............ since 1831
Fallriver (H,V)
Freetown (H,V)
Troy (H,V)
Border City Village (C,V)
Fall River Village (C,V)
Pocasset (C,V)
The Border City (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 Bristol (county)  ................  Bristol (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Fall River (inhabited place)  ....................  Fall River (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1656
city (C)
county seat (C)  ............  in conjuction with New Bedford & Taunton
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
textile center (C)  ............  used river power to become major textile milling center by 1811

Sources and Contributors:
Border City Village..........  [VP]
...................................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25005479
Fall River..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 4:667
.......................  Lowry, National Image (1985)
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25005479
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Fallriver..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 667
Fall River Village..........  [VP]
...................................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25005479
Freetown..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 289
Pocasset..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25005479
The Border City..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25005479
Troy..........  [VP]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 667
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 289
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 667; 4:667
..................  Lowry, National Image (1985)
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25005479
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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