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Thorne Island

Thorne Island is a rocky islet and part of the community of Angle, Pembrokeshire, Wales, with an area of 2 acres, dominated by a coastal artillery fort built to defend the Milford Haven Waterway in the mid-19th century. It has been the site of a ...

                                               

West Blockhouse Fort

West Blockhouse Fort is a mid-19th century coastal artillery fort at West Blockhouse Point, a rocky headland near Dale, Pembrokeshire, to the west of Milford Haven in Wales.

                                               

Maen Llia

Maen Llia is a standing stone which sits on moorland at grid reference SN924192 in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Powys, Wales. The stone, which is a big piece of intraformational conglomerate from the old red Sandstone measures 3.7 m 12 fee ...

                                               

Oswestry Castle

Oswestry Castle has also been known as, or recorded in historical documents as: Album Monasterium, Blancminster, Blankmouster, Blancmustier, Croes Oswald, LOeuvre, Luvre, Castle Loure, Luure, Luvre, Lvvre: Castle Philip, Oswaldestre, Meresberie. ...

                                               

St Issuis Church, Partrishow

The Church of St Issui, Partrishow, Powys, Wales, is a parish church dating from 1060. The existing building was mainly constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries and was sensitively restored in 1908–1909. The church is most famous for its rood s ...

                                               

Colwyn Rural District

Colwyn was, from 1894 to 1974, a rural district in the administrative county of Radnorshire, Wales. The district was formed by the local government act of 1894, when the existing Builth rural sanitary district was divided into two: the section in ...

                                               

Knighton Rural District

Knighton was, from 1894 to 1974, a rural district in the administrative county of Radnorshire, Wales. The district was formed by the local government act 1894, when the existing Knighton rural sanitary district was divided into three: the section ...

                                               

New Radnor Rural District

New Radnor was, from 1894 to 1974, a rural district in the administrative county of Radnorshire, Wales. The district was formed by the local government act of 1894, when the existing Kington rural sanitary district was divided into two: the secti ...

                                               

Painscastle Rural District

Painscastle was, from 1894 to 1974, a rural district in the administrative county of Radnorshire, Wales. The district was formed by the local government act 1894, when the existing hay rural sanitary district was divided into three: the section i ...

                                               

Rhayader Rural District

Rhayader was, from 1894 to 1974, a rural district in the administrative county of Radnorshire, Wales. The district was formed by the local government act 1894 based on the existing Readere rural sanitary district. Rural sanitary district was incl ...

                                               

Nantgarw Colliery

Nantgarw Colliery was a coal mine and later developed Coking coal works, located in the village on Nantgarw, Mid Glamorgan, Wales located just north of Cardiff. Opened in 1910, it was closed in 1986. The site is now redeveloped as an industrial P ...

                                               

Decatur Heights Historic District

The Decatur Heights Historic District is a national historic district in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland. It is a mixed-use district of 77 acres located on the northeast side of Cumberland. It contains a total of 377 residential / commercia ...

                                               

Atlanta in the American Civil War

The city of Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County, was an important rail and commercial center during the American Civil War. Although relatively small in population, the city became a critical point of contention during the Atlanta Campaign in 1864 ...

                                               

Cleveland in the American Civil War

Cleveland, Ohio, was an important Northern city during the American Civil War. It provided thousands of troops to the Union Army, as well as millions of dollars in supplies, equipment, food, and support to the soldiers.

                                               

Columbia, South Carolina in the American Civil War

Columbia, the capital city of South Carolina, was an important political and supply center for the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Much of the town was destroyed during occupation by Union forces under Major General William ...

                                               

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in the American Civil War

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War, was the capital of the second largest state in the Union. Located at the intersection of important railroads, Harrisburg was an important supply and logistics center for the dissemination a ...

                                               

History of Nashville, Tennessee

The first known settlers in the area of modern Nashville were Native Americans who arrived in the region by at least 13.000 BC during the Paleoindian period of regional prehistory. For millennia the descendants of these first Tennesseans continue ...

                                               

Lexington, Kentucky, in the American Civil War

Lexington, Kentucky was a city of importance during the American Civil War, with notable residents participating on both sides of the conflict. These included John C. Breckinridge, Confederate generals John Hunt Morgan and Basil W. Duke, and the ...

                                               

Mobile, Alabama in the American Civil War

Mobile, Alabama during the American Civil War was an important port city on the Gulf of Mexico for the Confederate States of America. Mobile fell to the Union Army late in the war following successful attacks on the defenses of Mobile Bay by the ...

                                               

New Orleans in the American Civil War

New Orleans, Louisiana, was the largest city in the South, providing military supplies and thousands of troops for the Confederate States Army. Its location near the mouth of the Mississippi made it a prime target for the Union, both for controll ...

                                               

Pittsburgh in the American Civil War

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was a thriving and important city during the American Civil War, and provided a significant source of personnel, war materiel, armament, ammunition, and supplies to the Union Army. Situated at the confluence of the Monong ...

                                               

Romney, West Virginia, in the American Civil War

The town of Romney, Virginia, traded hands between the Union Army and Confederate States Army no fewer than 10 times during the American Civil War, assuming the occupying force spent at least one night in the town. The story of the small town is ...

                                               

Selma, Alabama in the American Civil War

Selma, Alabama, during the American Civil War was one of the Souths main military manufacturing centers, producing tons of supplies and munitions, and turning out Confederate warships. The Selma Ordnance and Naval Foundry complex included a naval ...

                                               

St. Louis in the American Civil War

The city of St. Louis was a strategic location during the American Civil War, holding significant value for both Union and Confederate forces. As the largest city in the fiercely divided border state of Missouri and the most important economic hu ...

                                               

Wilmington, North Carolina in the American Civil War

Wilmington, North Carolina, was a major port for the Confederacy during the American Civil War. It was the last port to fall to the Union Army, completing its blockade of the Atlantic coast.

                                               

Danville, Mississippi

Danville is a ghost town in Alcorn County, Mississippi, United States. The first air-Indian settlement in the County of Tishomingo, Danville was destroyed by the Union army during the American Civil war.

                                               

Eunice, Arkansas

Eunice is a ghost town on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Chicot County, Arkansas, United States. The village was completely destroyed by the Union army during the American Civil war.

                                               

History of Troy, Alabama

Once part of territory belonging to the Creek Indian, the land that would later become Troy was settled in the early 1830s. Originally known as Deer Stand Hill and first settled about 1824, it was later known as Zebulon and then Centreville befor ...

                                               

History of Fairbanks, Alaska

The history of Fairbanks, the second-largest city in Alaska, can be traced to the founding of a trading post by E.T. Barnette on the south bank of the Chena River on August 26, 1901. The area had seen human occupation since at least the last ice ...

                                               

History of Tucson, Arizona

The history of Tucson, Arizona, begins thousands of years ago. Paleo-Indians practiced plant husbandry and hunted game in the Santa Cruz River Valley from 10.000 B.C. or earlier. Archaic peoples began making irrigation canals, some of the first i ...

                                               

History of Chico, California

The history of Chico, California, begins with the original inhabitants, the Mechoopda Maidu. In the city of Chico was founded in 1860 by General John Bidwell, a member of one of the first wagon trains to reach California in 1841. The city entered ...

                                               

History of Los Angeles

The written history of Los Angeles city and county began with a Spanish colony town that was populated by 11 descendants of Spanish families known as "Los Pobladores". They established a settlement in Southern California that changed little in th ...

                                               

History of Newport Beach, California

The recorded history of the Newport Beach, California, region began when the area was first explored by Europeans in the 1500s. Prior to that time, Native Americans such as the Tongva and Juaneño/Luiseño people had been living in the area for tho ...

                                               

History of Pasadena, California

Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Famous for its colourful history and the hosting of the Tournament of Roses Parade since 1890, and the annual Rose Bowl football game since 1902. Pasadena was founded in 1874 an ...

                                               

History of Piedmont, California

The history of Piedmont, California, covers the history of the area in Californias San Francisco Bay Area that is now known as Piedmont, up to and beyond the legal establishment of a city.

                                               

History of Riverside, California

Riverside, California, was founded in 1870, and named for its location beside the Santa Ana River. It became the county seat when Riverside County, California, was established in 1893.

                                               

History of Sacramento, California

The history of Sacramento, California, began with its founding by Samuel Brannan and John Augustus Sutter, Jr. in 1848 around an embarcadero that his father, John Sutter, Sr. constructed at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers a f ...

                                               

History of San Bernardino, California

San Bernardinos earliest known inhabitants were Serrano Indians Spanish for "people of the mountains" who spent their winters in the valley, and their summers in the cooler mountains. They were known as the "Yuhaviatam" or People of the Pines. Th ...

                                               

History of San Diego

The written history of the San Diego, California, region began in the present state of California when Europeans first began inhabiting the San Diego Bay region. As the first area of California in which Europeans settled, San Diego has been descr ...

                                               

History of San Francisco

The history of the city of San Francisco, California, and its development as a center of maritime trade, were shaped by its location at the entrance to a large natural harbor. San Francisco is the name of both the city and the county, the two sha ...

                                               

History of Santa Barbara, California

The history of Santa Barbara, California, begins approximately 13.000 years ago with the arrival of the first Native Americans. The Spanish came in the 18th century to occupy and Christianize the area, which became part of Mexico following the Me ...

                                               

History of Santa Monica, California

1900 – 3.057. 1940 – 53.500. 1890 – 1.580. 1980 – 88.314. 1880 – 417. 1950 – 71.595. 1960 – 83.249. 1990 – 86.905. 1930 – 37.146. 2010 – 89.736. 1920 – 15.252. 1970 – 88.289. 1910 – 7.847. 2000 – 84.084.

                                               

History of Visalia, California

Visalia, California, commonly known in the 1850s as Four Creeks, is the oldest continuously inhabited inland European settlement between Stockton and Los Angeles. The city played an important role in the American colonization of the San Joaquin V ...

                                               

History of Bridgeport, Connecticut

The history of Bridgeport, Connecticut was, in the late 17th and most of the 18th century, one of land acquisitions from the native inhabitants, farming and fishing. From the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century, Bridgeports history was one o ...

                                               

History of Brookfield, Connecticut

Before the English settled the area that became Brookfield, Connecticut, it was inhabited by the Wyantenuck and Paugusset Native Americans, members of the Algonquin Federation. According to early deeds for property on both sides of the Still Rive ...

                                               

History of Darien, Connecticut

The history of Darien, Connecticut, has been shaped by its location on the shore of Long Island Sound as the main route from Boston to New York City, initially with sailing ships and dirt roads for transportation, and later with locomotives and h ...

                                               

History of Newtown, Connecticut

Newtown Meeting House served as the towns Congregational Church for many years. Newtown was a stronghold of Tory sentiment in the beginning of the American revolutionary war. French General Rochambeau and his troops encamped here in 1781 on the w ...

                                               

History of Stamford, Connecticut

Stamford was known as Rippowam by the Siwanoy Native American inhabitants to the region, and the very first European settlers to the area also referred to it that way. The name was later changed to Stamford after a town in Lincolnshire, England. ...

                                               

History of West Haven, Connecticut

The Quinnipiac, Pequot, and Mohegan Native American tribes spent summers near the West Haven green and Morse Park, and as far inland as Maltby Lakes. Before New Haven was colonized in 1638 by five hundred settlers following Reverend John Davenpor ...

                                               

History of Wilton, Connecticut

The first written records of the areas that are now Wilton date back to 1640, when Roger Ludlow and his friends purchased land from the Indians between the Norwalk and Saugatuck Rivers and "a days walk into the country." This land was called Norw ...