The exact situation I'm trying to fill is with Nathaniel Hawthorne, who lived in Salem, Massachusetts in the 1800's, but wrote a book about the Salem Witch Trials in the 1600's. I want to contrast this word with "contemporary", if such a word exists.

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    I'm thinking "co-locational" but that doesn't appear to be a word in this context. Nov 30, 2019 at 15:36
  • Dictionary.com allows the verb colocate and the noun colocation, but doesn't mention the expected adjectival form ?colocational?. This has a niche usage; perhaps OED 'licenses' a more general usage. However, this wouldn't guarantee the advisability of using a word/sense disregarded by the usual reputable online dictionaries. Nov 30, 2019 at 17:00
  • You could treat it as ‘local’ history. That is the usual word.
    – Tuffy
    Nov 30, 2019 at 19:06

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You are looking for "collocal". I actually did not know this was already a word but I had a hunch and searched it.



Of, from or in the same place as another


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