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ID: 7014579
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 22 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.3667  decimal degrees
Long: 071 14 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.2333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Charles River; incorporated as town 1738; expanded with textile mills 1813 & American Waltham Watch Company 1854, one of world's largest; other industries include missles & electronic equipment; nation's first training school for nurses 1885.

Names:
Waltham (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 Massachusetts (state)  ............  Massachusetts (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Middlesex (county)  ................  Middlesex (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Waltham (inhabited place)  ....................  Waltham (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled as part of Watertown in 1630s
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1884
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
college centers (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Waltham..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 481
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25005278
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 481
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25005278
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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