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ID: 7014531
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 06 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.1000  decimal degrees
Long: 072 35 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -72.5833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Connecticut River; moved to E bank 1636 & incorporated as town 1641; expanded after railway built 1835; site of Springfiled College (1885) & Naismith Memorial National Baskeball Hall of Fame, named for basketball inventor James Naismith.

Names:
Springfield (preferred,C,V)
Springfield City (C,V)
Agawome (C,V)
Nayasset (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 Hampden (county)  ................  Hampden (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Springfield (inhabited place)  ....................  Springfield (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  originally settled on W bank of river by William Pynchon, member of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1635
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1852
county seat (C)  ............  since 1812
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  products include electrical equipment, chemicals, rubber goods & clothing
publishing center (C)  ............  since establishment of G & C Merriam Company, publishers of Merriam-Webster dictionaries, in 1843
educational center (C)
weapons production center (H)  ............  during Revolutionary War & Civil War, as manufacturer of Springfield & Garland rifles

Sources and Contributors:
Agawome..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001885
Nayasset..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001885
Springfield..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 181
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001885
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 738
Springfield City..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001885
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 181
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25001885
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 738
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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