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History of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA

Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

Dartmouth was part of a land purchase made by William Bradford and Captain Myles Standish from the Wampanoag Indian chief Massasoit. The land was bought in exchange for cloth, shoes and tools. It was settled by Quakers in the 1650s, incorporated as a town in 1664. Dartmouth was named after Dartmouth, England.

Included in Dartmouth are: Westport Mills, Apponeganset, Bakerville, Bayview, Bliss Corner, Hicksville, Nonquit, Padarnarum, Potomska, and Round Hill.


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  • 1650 - Dartmouth is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1664 - Dartmouth is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - DARTMOUTH. [Pop. 4,155. Inc. 1664.]
    Dartmouth once included the great towns of New Bedford, Fairhaven, and Westport, and still its dimensions and population are considerable.

    S...Read MORE...


  • News 1849 - Capt Joseph Weldon, of Dartmouth, Mass, has remitted $3000 in gold from California to his family. With his schooner Favorite, 30 tons, he was earning $1000 a month on the Sacramento.

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    Boston Evening Transcript
    Boston, Massachusetts
    October 4, 1849

  • 1854 - Dartmouth
    Dartmouth, a post-township of Bristol county, Massachusetts, on the north side of Buzzard's bay, 60 miles S. by E. from Boston. Population, 3808.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • 1859
    DARTMOUTH, a township of Bristol co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S. 65 m. S of Boston, intersected by Aponiganset river, which flows into Buzzar...Read MORE...


  • News 1876 - Earthquake
    A distinct shock of earthquake was felt on the 22d at New Bedford, Fairhaven and Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
    Arizona Weekly Citizen
    Tucson, Arizona
    September 30, 1876

  • News 1877 - Avid Reader
    Publishers of newspapers seldom meet with such conscientious subscribers as one Mrs. Butts, of Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Although seventy-five years o...Read MORE...


  • Dartmouth Massachusetts, 1890
    Dartmouth is a large farming, fishing and manufacturing town in the southern part of Bristol County, bordering on the other section of Buzzard's Bay [...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Dartmouth
    Dart'mouth, a post township of Bristol co, Mass., about 2 miles W. of New Bedford, is bounded on the S.E. by Buzzard's Bay. It has several good harbor...Read MORE...


  • 1899 - Dartmouth
    Dartmouth. - This town was formed from so-called "common land" on June 8, 1664, and included the territory called Acushena, Ponagansett and Coakset. T...Read MORE...


  • Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Faunce Farm & Dariy
    Wholesale & Retail
    the Only Certified Milk in City 10 cts. Quart
    P.O. Address So. Dartmouth, Mass.

    New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1908) Author: W.A.... Read MORE...

  • Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Southworth Library, Padanaram, South Dartmouth, Mass.
  • Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Padanarum Station, New Bedford Yacht Club
  • Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Bird's Eye View of Dartmouth
  • 1916
    Dartmouth, a post township (town) of Bristol co., Mass., 2 miles W. of New Bedford, is bounded on the SE. by Buzzards Bay. Pop. in 1900, 3669. The ban...Read MORE...


  • Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Fire District #2 Russells Mills
  • Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Texaco Station
  • News 1930 - SEVEN INJURED AS BUS HITS AUTO. Latter Vehicle Is Knocked Ten Feet Off Road at Dartmouth, Mass.
    (By Associated Press)
    New Bedford, Mass., Feb. 11. - Seven persons were injured, two severely when a Union Street Railway bus operating between Provi...Read MORE...


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Faunce Farm & Dariy
Wholesale & Retail
the Only Certified Milk in City 10 cts. Quart
P.O. Address So. Dartmouth, Mass.

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1908) Author: W.A.... Read MORE...



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Southworth Library, Padanaram, South Dartmouth, Mass.

Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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Padanarum Station, New Bedford Yacht Club

Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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Bird's Eye View of Dartmouth

Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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Fire District #2 Russells Mills

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Old Texaco Station

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  • 1650 - Dartmouth is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1664 - Dartmouth is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - DARTMOUTH. [Pop. 4,155. Inc. 1664.]
    Dartmouth once included the great towns of New Bedford, Fairhaven, and Westport, and still its dimensions and population are considerable.... Read MORE...

  • News  1849 - Capt Joseph Weldon, of Dartmouth, Mass, has remitted $3000 in gold from California to his family. With his schooner Favorite, 30 tons, he was earning $1000 a month on the Sacramento.

    genealogybank.com
    Boston Evening Transcript
    Boston, Massachusetts
    October 4, 1849
  • 1854 - Dartmouth
    Dartmouth, a post-township of Bristol county, Massachusetts, on the north side of Buzzard's bay, 60 miles S. by E. from Boston. Population, 3808.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • 1859
    DARTMOUTH, a township of Bristol co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S. 65 m. S of Boston, intersected by Aponiganset river, which flows into... Read MORE...

  • News  1876 - Earthquake
    A distinct shock of earthquake was felt on the 22d at New Bedford, Fairhaven and Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Arizona Weekly Citizen
    Tucson, Arizona
    September 30, 1876
  • News  1877 - Avid Reader
    Publishers of newspapers seldom meet with such conscientious subscribers as one Mrs. Butts, of Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Although seventy-five years... Read MORE...

  • Dartmouth Massachusetts, 1890
    Dartmouth is a large farming, fishing and manufacturing town in the southern part of Bristol County, bordering on the other section of Buzzard's Bay... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Dartmouth
    Dart'mouth, a post township of Bristol co, Mass., about 2 miles W. of New Bedford, is bounded on the S.E. by Buzzard's Bay. It has several good... Read MORE...

  • 1899 - Dartmouth
    Dartmouth. - This town was formed from so-called "common land" on June 8, 1664, and included the territory called Acushena, Ponagansett and Coakset.... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Dartmouth, a post township (town) of Bristol co., Mass., 2 miles W. of New Bedford, is bounded on the SE. by Buzzards Bay. Pop. in 1900, 3669. The... Read MORE...

  • News  1930 - SEVEN INJURED AS BUS HITS AUTO. Latter Vehicle Is Knocked Ten Feet Off Road at Dartmouth, Mass.
    (By Associated Press)
    New Bedford, Mass., Feb. 11. - Seven persons were injured, two severely when a Union Street Railway bus operating between... Read MORE...

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