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ID: 7014275
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 04 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 43.0667  decimal degrees
Long: 070 45 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -70.7500  decimal degrees

Note: Located at Piscataqua River on Atlantic coast; state's oldest settlement and only seaport; was site of treaty negotiations for end of Russo-Japanese War; currently a naval industrial center.

Names:
Portsmouth (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for Portsmouth, England in 1653
Piscataqua (H,V)
Strawbery Banke (H,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 New Hampshire (state)  ............  New Hampshire (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Rockingham (county)  ................  Rockingham (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Portsmouth (inhabited place)  ....................  Portsmouth (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was an English fishing settlement in 1623
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1849
seaport (C)  ............  since 1600s
trade center (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for building & repairing submarines
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for plastics, buttons, gypsum products & machine tools
resort center (C)  ............  noted for summer retreats
publishing center (C)  ............  state's first newspaper was published here
capital (H)  ............  of New Hamphire's provincial government until American Revolution

Sources and Contributors:
Piscataqua..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 631-632
Portsmouth..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:751
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 9:631-632
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS33005583
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 974
Strawbery Banke..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 631
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 751; 2:751
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 631; IX, 631-632; 9:631-632
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS33005583
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 974
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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