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ID: 7014221
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7014221

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 41 29 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 41.4833  decimal degrees
Long: 071 18 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.3000  decimal degrees

Note: Located at S end of island of Rhode Island, bridged to Jamestown; was founded by religious refugees from Massachusetts who settled at Portsmouth, but moved here after schism in that group; developed with trade of slaves, molasses & rum.

Names:
Newport (preferred,C,V)  ............ named by founders, refers to excellent harbor (the "new port")

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 Rhode Island (state)  ............  Rhode Island (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Newport (county)  ................  Newport (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Rhode Island (island)  ....................  Rhode Island (island) (P)
Hierarchy of Newport (inhabited place)  ........................  Newport (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1639, incorporated in 1784
city (C)
county seat (C)
seaport (C)  ............  was one of most flourishing ports in Colonial America
port of entry (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  produces electrical instruments, appliances & electronic devices, especially sonar equipment
military center (C)  ............  for US Naval facilities
resort center (C)  ............  became summer resort in 1860s due to temperate climate & scenic location; noted for opulent mansions of Vanderbilts & others
publishing center (C)  ............  noted since 1727 when James Franklin (brother of Benjamin) established newspaper Newport Mercury
state capital (H)  ............  rotated with Providence as capital until 1900
religious center (H)  ............  founded by religious refugees in 17th cen.; was center for Portuguese Jews, synagogue founded in 1763

Sources and Contributors:
Newport..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 8:659
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS44000674
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 659; 8:659
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS44000674
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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