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ID: 7014186
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 45 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 071 28 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.4667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Merrimack & Nashua rivers in S New Hampshire; part of Massachusetts until boundary resolution determined it belonged to New Hampshire in 1741; due to New England's development of hydroelectric power, it became a textile mill center in 19th cen.

Names:
Nashua (preferred,C,V)  ............ was name given to replace "Indian Head" in 1803
Dunstable (H,V)  ............ was chartered in 1673
Indian Head (H,V)  ............ used until 1803 when name changed to Nashua, which referred to a local Amerindian tribe's name

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 New Hampshire (state)  ............  New Hampshire (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Hillsborough (county)  ................  Hillsborough (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Nashua (inhabited place)  ....................  Nashua (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled about 1655
city (C)  ............  incorporated under present name in 1853
county seat (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for shoes, asbestos, paper products, plastics, electronic components, office equipment & chemicals
educational center (C)  ............  home of Rivier College since 1933
agricultural center (C)  ............  includes a federal fish hatchery located in city

Sources and Contributors:
Dunstable..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 522
Indian Head..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 522
Nashua..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 640
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 522
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS33004764
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 813
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 640
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 522
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS33004764
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 813
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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