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ID: 7014630
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 42 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.7000  decimal degrees
Long: 073 12 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -73.2000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Hoosic River; noted as site of Williams College, founded in 18th cen.; also is site of earliest observatory in the nation, founded in 1838.

Names:
Williamstown (preferred,C,V)
Willimston (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 Berkshire (county)  ................  Berkshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Williamstown (inhabited place)  ....................  Williamstown (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1750
town (C)
educational center (C)  ............  Williams College was chartered as a free school in 1785

Sources and Contributors:
Williamstown..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1021
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25000585
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Willimston..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25000585
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1021
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25000585
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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