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ID: 7016190
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 22 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.3667  decimal degrees
Long: 074 40 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -74.6667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Millstone River, NE of Trenton; was founded near plantation established in 1681 by Captain Henry Greenland; thrived due to location along Philadelphia-New York stagecoach route & relocation of College of New Jersey here.

Names:
Princeton (preferred,C,V)  ............ renamed in 1724 in honor of William III, Prince of Orange-Nassau
Stony Brook (H,V)  ............ named after Long Island homne of one of the settlers in late 17th cen.

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 Jersey (state)  ............  New Jersey (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Mercer (county)  ................  Mercer (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Princeton (inhabited place)  ....................  Princeton (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Quakers in 1696
educational center (C)  ............  noted as site of Princeton University (formerly College of New Jersey, founded in 1746), originally located in Newark
political center (H)  ............  seat of Continental Congress, June-November 1783

Sources and Contributors:
Princeton..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34008728
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Stony Brook..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34008728
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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