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Charles Town

[after Charles II, King of England 1660-85] n. former name of Nassau: In 1664 . . . the Spaniards forthwith attacked and practically demolished Charles Town (on the site of later Nassau) (Durrell 1972:21). The town was rebuilt in 1694 and the name changed from Charles Town to Nassau (Bethel 1978:18).

Tags: geography, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-09 19:02
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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