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ID: 7014246
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 31 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.5167  decimal degrees
Long: 072 04 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -72.0667  decimal degrees

Note: Located at confluence of Yantic & Shetucket rivers; battle took place here in 1643 between Mohegan & Narragansett tribes; was shipbuilding & industrial center during colonial period; fought in War of 1812; was Benedict Arnold's birthplace; Norwichtown & Norwich city are conterminus.

Names:
Norwich (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 New London (county)  ................  New London (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Norwich (inhabited place)  ....................  Norwich (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1659 by Captain John Mason, Reverend James Fitch & others from Old Saybrook, city was incorporated in 1784
city (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for shipbuilding, nails & firearms
manufacturing center (C)  ............  produces cotton, textiles, chemicals, plastics & footwear
educational center (C)  ............  includes Mohegan State Technical College, Mohegan Community College & birthplace of 19th-cen. educator Daniel Coit Gilman
cultural center (C)  ............  noted for Leffingwell Inn (site of Revolutionary War meetings), Civil War homes & Royal Mohegan Burial Ground
mill center (H)  ............  through early 20th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
Norwich..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 675
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 801
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS9004841
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 869
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 675
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 801
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS9004841
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 869
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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