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ID: 7014569
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 54 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.9000  decimal degrees
Long: 071 05 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.0833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the Taunton River. The site was probably purchased by the proprieter Elizabeth Poole from the Native Americans in 1638. It was incorporated as a town in 1639. It was a base during King Philip's War between the colonists and Native Americans (1675-1676).

Names:
Taunton (preferred,C,V)
Taunton Green (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 Taunton (inhabited place)  ....................  Taunton (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  Elizabeth Poole purchased land from Amerindians in 1638
city (C)  ............  since 1864
county seat (C)  ............  in conjunction with Fall River & New Bedford
manufacturing center (C)  ............  known for Reed & Barton silver manufacturing company established 1824

Sources and Contributors:
Taunton..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25006056
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1191
Taunton Green..........  [VP]
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25006056
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25006056
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1191
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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