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National Register Of Historic Places
The NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (NRHP) is the United States federal government 's official list of districts , sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property. The passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 1966 established the National Register and the process for adding properties to it. Of the more than one million properties on the National Register, 80,000 are listed individually. The remainder are contributing resources within historic districts . Each year approximately 30,000 properties are added to the National Register as part of districts or by individual listings. For most of its history the National Register has been administered by the National Park Service(NPS), an agency within the United States Department of the Interior . Its goals are to help property owners and interest groups, such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation , coordinate, identify, and protect historic sites in the United States. While National Register listings are mostly symbolic, their recognition of significance provides some financial incentive to owners of listed properties. Protection of the property is not guaranteed
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Canadian Register Of Historic Places
The CANADIAN REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (CRHP; French : Le Répertoire canadien des lieux patrimoniaux), also known as CANADA\'S HISTORIC PLACES, is an online directory of historic sites in Canada which have been formally recognized for their heritage value by a federal , provincial , territorial and/or municipal authority. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Inclusion in the register * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links BACKGROUND The CRHP contains entries for historic sites located in all 13 of Canada's provinces and territories The Canadian Register of Historic Places
Canadian Register of Historic Places
was created as part of Canada's "Historic Places Initiative". Commencing in 2001, the Historic Places Initiative is a collaboration between the federal, provincial and territorial governments to improve protection of the country's historic sites and to "promote and foster a culture of heritage conservation in Canada". The CRHP and the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada
Canada
(a common set of guidelines for the restoration and rehabilitation of historic sites throughout Canada) are the two major tools developed to assist in achieving the initiative's main objectives
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Slater Mill Historic Site
The SLATER MILL is a historic textile mill complex on the banks of the Blackstone River in Pawtucket, Rhode Island , modeled after cotton spinning mills first established in England. It is the first water-powered cotton spinning mill in North America to utilize the Arkwright system of cotton spinning as developed by Richard Arkwright . Samuel Slater
Samuel Slater
, the mill's founder, apprenticed as a young man in Belper , England with industrialist Jedediah Strutt
Jedediah Strutt
. Shortly after immigrating to the United States, Slater was hired by Moses Brown of Providence, Rhode Island to produce a working set of machines necessary to spin cotton yarn using water power. Construction of the machines was completed in 1793, as well as a dam, waterway, waterwheel, and mill. Manufacturing was based on Richard Arkwright 's cotton spinning system, which included carding, drawing, and spinning machines. Slater initially hired children and families to work in his mill, establishing a pattern that was replicated throughout the Blackstone Valley and known as the " Rhode Island System ". It was later eclipsed by Francis Cabot Lowell 's Waltham System
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
PAWTUCKET /pəˈtʌkᵻt/ ( listen ) is a city in Providence County , Rhode Island
Rhode Island
, United States. The population was 71,148 at the 2010 census . It is the fourth largest city in the state. Pawtucket borders Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island
and the state of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
. CONTENTS * 1 Name * 2 History * 2.1 17th century * 2.2 18th century * 2.3 Merger and incorporation * 2.4 Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution
* 2.5 20th century * 3 Geography * 4 Demographics * 5 Arts and culture * 6 Sports * 7 Parks and recreation * 8 Education * 8.1 Public schools * 8.1.1 Senior high schools * 8.1.2 Junior high schools * 8.1.3 Elementary schools * 8.2 Catholic schools * 9 Infrastructure * 9.1 Transportation * 9.2 Highways and roads * 9.3 Downtown Circulator * 10 Economy * 11 Notable people * 12 In popular culture * 13 Sister town * 14 See also * 15 References * 16 External links NAMEThe name "Pawtucket" comes from the Algonquian word for "river fall." HISTORY17TH CENTURYThe Pawtucket region was said to have been one of the most populous places in New England
New England
prior to the arrival of European settlers. Native Americans would gather here to take advantage of the salmon and smaller fish which gathered at the falls
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Loren Andrus Octagon House
71000413 ADDED TO NRHP September 3, 1971The LOREN ANDRUS OCTAGON HOUSE, also known as WASHINGTON OCTAGON HOUSE, is an historic octagonal house located at 57500 Van Dyke Street just north of 26 Mile Road in Washington Township, Macomb County, Michigan . It was built in 1860 by David Stewart for his brother-in-law, Loren Andrus. The house was used as a "station" on the Underground railway . It is now owned by the FRIENDS OF THE LOREN ANDRUS OCTAGON HOUSE, INC., which bought it in 1987. On September 3, 1971, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the WASHINGTON OCTAGON HOUSE. REFERENCES * ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. * ^ Donna Remer (February 8, 2005). " Octagon House and the Underground Railroad". The Voice. Archived from the original on March 26, 2005. Retrieved June 18, 2008
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Washington, Michigan
WASHINGTON CHARTER TOWNSHIP is a charter township of Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan
Michigan
. The population was 25,139 at the 2010 census . Washington Township is bordered by the village of Romeo as well as Ray Township , Shelby Township , and Oakland Township . CONTENTS * 1 Communities * 2 History * 3 Government * 4 Geography * 5 Weather * 6 Demographics * 7 References * 8 External links COMMUNITIES * CLIFTON MILLS is an unincorporated community near the intersection of 31 Mile Rd. and Mt. Vernon Rd. (42°47′06″N 83°05′10″W / 42.78500°N 83.08611°W / 42.78500; -83.08611 ;Elevation: 853 ft./260 m.). * MOUNT VERNON is an unincorporated community in the southwest portion of the township at Mt. Vernon and 28 Mile Roads (42°44′31″N 83°05′13″W / 42.74194°N 83.08694°W / 42.74194; -83.08694 ;Elevation: 830 ft./253 m.). * Romeo is a village in the northeast corner of the township. Most of the village is in adjacent Bruce Township . * WASHINGTON is an unincorporated community in the south central portion of the township just west of M-53 at 42°43′28″N 83°02′10″W / 42.72444°N 83.03611°W / 42.72444; -83.03611 . Located at the intersection of West Rd. and VanDyke Ave. * CRYSTAL CREEK NORTH is a new development that is located off of Mound Road between 28 and 29 Mile Road
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Chichester Friends Meetinghouse
CHICHESTER FRIENDS MEETINGHOUSE is a historic Quaker meeting house at 611 Meetinghouse Road near Boothwyn , in Upper Chichester Township , Delaware County, Pennsylvania . This area, near Chester was one of the earliest areas settled by Quakers in Pennsylvania. The meetinghouse, first built in 1688, then rebuilt after a fire in 1769 reflects this early Quaker heritage. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. HISTORYIn the year that William Penn
William Penn
first arrived in Pennsylvania, 1682, the Chichester Meeting was first organized as an "indulged meeting" or subsidiary meeting of the Uplands Monthly Meeting of present-day Chester . The Uplands Meeting had been organized by Robert Wade, who arrived in the area in 1675, from earlier Quaker settlements in New Jersey . Chichester attained the status of Monthly Meeting in March, 1684. This group of Friends met in member's homes until about 1688 when a 24-foot (7.3 m) square meetinghouse was built on two acres. The land was sold on October 4, 1688 by John Brown for 1 shilling and sixpence "only for the use of the people of God, called Quakers." In January 1769 the meetinghouse burned down, and later that year a 33 by 38-foot (12 m) building was erected in its place. The doors show bullet holes incurred from British foraging parties after the Battle of Brandywine in September, 1777
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Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
BOOTHWYN is a census-designated place (CDP) in Delaware County , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
, United States
United States
. The population was 4,933 at the 2010 census , down from 5,206 at the 2000 census. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Educational system * 4 Demographics * 5 Notable people * 6 References HISTORYThe Chichester Friends Meeting , which was organized in 1682, with the current building constructed in 1769, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places . Bill Haley
Bill Haley
, who pioneered Rock n' Roll with Bill Haley
Bill Haley
-75.44444 (39.835115, -75.444507), in the southern part of Upper Chichester Township . The CDP contains the unincorporated communities of Boothwyn (southern part of the CDP) and Gardendale (northern part). Boothwyn is 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Chester and 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Wilmington, Delaware . According to the United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau , the CDP has a total area of 1.25 square miles (3.23 km2), all of it land. The Boothwyn, Reliance, and Ogden fire companies are located in Boothwyn. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMBoothwyn is a part of Chichester School District
Chichester School District

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Upper Chichester Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
UPPER CHICHESTER TOWNSHIP is a civil township in Delaware
Delaware
County , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
, United States
United States
. The population was 16,738 at the 2010 census. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 Educational system * 3 Demographics * 4 History * 5 References * 6 External links GEOGRAPHYUpper Chichester Township is in southwestern Delaware
Delaware
County, west of the city of Chester . It is bordered to the south by the state of Delaware
Delaware
, to the west by Bethel Township , to the north by Aston Township , to the east by Chester Township and the city of Chester, and to the south by the borough of Trainer and Lower Chichester Township . The unincorporated community of Boothwyn is in the center and southern part of the township. According to the United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau , the township has a total area of 6.70 square miles (17.34 km2), of which 6.69 square miles (17.32 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.15%, is water. Waterways in Upper Chichester include Naaman\'s Creek and Marcus Hook Creek. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMUpper Chichester is a part of Chichester School District
Chichester School District

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Delaware County, Pennsylvania
DELAWARE COUNTY, colloquially referred to as DELCO, is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
. With a population of 562,960, it is the fifth most populous county in Pennsylvania, and the third smallest in area . The county was created on September 26, 1789, from part of Chester County and named for the Delaware River
Delaware River
. Its county seat is Media . Until 1850, Chester City was the county seat of both Delaware
Delaware
County and, before that, of Chester County. Delaware
Delaware
County is adjacent to the city-county of Philadelphia
Philadelphia
and is included in the Philadelphia–Camden –Wilmington , PA–NJ –DE –MD Metropolitan Statistical Area . Delaware
Delaware
County is the only county covered in its entirety by area codes 610 and 484
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Quakers
QUAKERS (or FRIENDS) are members of a historically Christian group of religious movements generally known as the RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS. The Evangelical Friends Church International uses the phrase FRIENDS CHURCH. Members of the various Quaker movements are all generally united in a belief in the ability of each human being to experientially access "that of God in every person", and therefore they profess the priesthood of all believers , a doctrine derived from the First Epistle of Peter . They include those with evangelical , holiness , liberal , and traditional Quaker understandings of Christianity. To differing extents, the different movements that make up the Religious Society of Friends/Friends Church avoid creeds and hierarchical structures. In 2007, there were about 359,000 adult Quakers. In 2012, there were 377,055 adult Quakers. Around 79% of Quakers worldwide belong to the "evangelical" and "programmed" branches of Quakerism —these Quakers worship in services with singing and a prepared message from the Bible , coordinated by a pastor. Around 11% of Friends practice _waiting worship_, or _unprogrammed worship_ (more commonly known today as _Meeting for Worship_), where the order of service is not planned in advance, is predominantly silent, and may include unprepared vocal ministry from those present
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Green Valley Historic District
GREEN VALLEY HISTORIC DISTRICT is a national historic district located in East Marlborough Township and Newlin Township , Chester County, Pennsylvania . It encompasses 14 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 2 contributing structures in rural Chester County. It includes a variety of vernacular stone and log farmhouses, farm outbuildings, mill sites, and lime kilns. Notable properties include the Green Valley Farm (c. 1810), Green Valley School (1862), William Hall log house (c. 1795), Harvey's Mill house and mill site (c. 1780), and Robinson homestead (c. 1820). It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. REFERENCES * ^ A B National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. * ^ "National Historic Landmarks ">(Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Martha Leigh Wolf (December 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Green Valley Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-23
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East Marlborough Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
EAST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP is a township in Chester County , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
, United States
United States
. The population was 7,026 at the 2010 census . East Marlborough and West Marlborough townships were carved out of the larger Marlborough Township in 1729. The township is home to a large number of Penn Oak trees, trees that were in existence when William Penn
William Penn
explored the area. The well-known Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens
is located in East Marlborough Township. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics * 4 Education * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY Cedarcroft , Green Valley Historic District
Green Valley Historic District
, Longwood Gardens District , Marlborough Village Historic District , South Brook Farm
South Brook Farm
, Unionville Village Historic District , and the Gideon Wickersham Farmstead are listed on the National Register of Historic Places . GEOGRAPHYAccording to the United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau , the township has a total area of 15.6 square miles (40 km2), all of it land
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Newlin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
NEWLIN TOWNSHIP is a township in Chester County , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
, United States. The population was 1,285 at the 2010 census . Newlin Township was the hometown of explorer Josiah Harlan . William Baldwin , the botanist, was born there on the 29th of March, 1779. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics * 4 References HISTORYThe township was named for Nicholas Newlin (1630–1699), who received a deed from William Penn
William Penn
. In 1704, his son Nathaniel (1663–1729) and his wife Mary built a water-powered gristmill along the West Branch of Chester Creek . The Newlin Grist Mill is located in Glen Mills, now in Delaware County . The Embreeville Historic District , Green Valley Historic District , Harlan House , Hayes Homestead , Hayes Mill House , Jacob Hayes House , House at Upper Laurel Iron Works , Indian Deep Farm , Marlborough Village Historic District , Mountain Meadow Farm , Northbrook Historic District , Spruce Grove School , and Joseph Young House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places . GEOGRAPHYAccording to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 12.0 square miles (31 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.25%, is water
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Wilmington, Delaware
WILMINGTON ( Lenape : _Paxahakink_, _Pakehakink_ ) is the largest city in the state of Delaware
Delaware
, United States, built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. It is located at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River , near where the Christina flows into the Delaware
Delaware
River . It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware
Delaware
Valley metropolitan area . Wilmington was named by Proprietor Thomas Penn after his friend Spencer Compton , Earl of Wilmington , who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great Britain
George II of Great Britain
. As of the 2015 United States
United States
Census estimate, the population of the city is 71,948, reflecting an increase of 1.5% from the 2010 Census . The Wilmington Metropolitan Division, comprising New Castle County, DE, Cecil County, MD and Salem County, NJ , had an estimated 2015 population of 723,341. And the Delaware
Delaware
Valley metropolitan area, which includes the cities of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
, and Camden, New Jersey
New Jersey
, had a 2015 population of 6,069,875, and a combined statistical area of 7,183,479
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Eleutherian Mills
From 1802 to 1921, ELEUTHERIAN MILLS was a gunpowder mill site used for the manufacture of explosives by the Du Pont
Du Pont
family business. The name also refers to the house on the hill above the mills, which was the first Du Pont
Du Pont
family home in America. The business was founded by Eleuthère Irénée du Pont . In 1952, the site became an outdoor museum and the Hagley Museum and Library was founded. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 The site * 3 Rundown and closure * 4 See also * 4.1 Gunpowder
Gunpowder
* 4.2 USA * 4.3 Elsewhere * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY Jacob Broom built a cotton mill on the site in 1795. The mill burned down in 1797 and in 1802 he sold the site, complete with a working dam and millrace to Eleuthère Irénée du Pont , who paid $6,740 for the 95 acres (380,000 m2). The first domestic supplies of high-quality gunpowder were made in the US by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company . The company was founded in 1802 by E.I. du Pont, two years after he and his family left France
France
to escape the French Revolution
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