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ID: 7013527
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 22 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.3667  decimal degrees
Long: 071 06 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.1000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Charles River; famed for 17th-century universities and religious congregations; first Massachusetts Constitutional Convention met here 1779-1780; famous natives include authors Longfellow and Oliver Wendell Holmes, and religious leader Mary Baker Eddy.

Names:
Cambridge (preferred,C,V)
Old Cambridge (C,V)
Cambridge Mass. (C,V)
New Town (C,V)
Mishawum (C,V)
New Towne (H,V)  ............ from 1630 until renamed after Cambridge, England in 1643

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 Cambridge (inhabited place)  ....................  Cambridge (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  originally founded as New Towne in 1630, by Massachusetts Bay Colony
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1846
county seat (C)  ............  in conjunction with Lowell, established in 1643
educational center (C)
cultural center (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  includes scientific instruments, electrical machinery, chemicals, leather & rubber goods

Sources and Contributors:
Cambridge..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 760
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010533
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 738
Cambridge Mass...........  [VP]
.............................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
Mishawum..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010533
New Town..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010533
New Towne..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 760
Old Cambridge..........  [VP]
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010533
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 760
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010533
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 738
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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