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History of Swansea, Massachusetts, USA

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Swansea, Massachusetts, USA

Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

Swansea was established on October 30, 1667, when Pastor John Myles, Captain Thomas Willett and their neighbors petitioned the Court at Plymouth to establish a town. town.swansea.ma.us

Swansea includes: Ocean Grove, Touisset (Coles Station), Two Mile Purchase, Barneyville, and Hortonville.


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  • In 1667 the first Baptist church in Massachusetts relocated to Swansea from Rehoboth after experiencing religious intolerance there, and Swansea was incorporated as an independent town.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1675 - King Philip's War takes place between Native Americans and New England colonists
    In colonial New England, King Philip's War begins when a band of Wampanoag warriors raid the border settlement of Swansee, Massachusetts, and...Read MORE...


  • 1717 - What is now Barrington, Rhode Island (part of Massachusetts until 1747) was separated from the rest of Swansea in 1717, over religious differences.

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  • 14. SWANSEY. [Pop. 1,484. Inc. 1667.]
    The name of this town came from Swansea, in Wales. Part of it once belonged to Rehoboth, and part of it fell within the bounds of Rhode Island....Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Swanzey
    Swanzey, a post-township in Bristol co., Massachusetts, 46 miles S. by W. from Boston. Population, 1554.
    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.

  • Swansey Massachusetts, 1890
    Swansey lies on the line of Rhode Island, in the southwesterly part of Bristol County, 48 miles south of Boston. The post-offices are Swansey, North...Read MORE...


  • In the late 1890s, trolleys connected the town of Swansea to Providence, Fall River and Taunton.

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  • 1899 - Swansea
    ...Swansea village is pleasantly situated on the southern border of the town and has a population of 590. It contains three stores, a blacksmith...Read MORE...


  • Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
    Rest House. Swansea, Mass.
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  • Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
    The Library
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  • Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
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  • 1906
    Swansea, or Swanzey, a post-village of Bristol co., Mass., in Swansea township (town), 4 miles NNW. of Fall River, its banking point. Pop. of the...Read MORE...


  • Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
    Christ Church
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  • Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
    F. S. Stevens School
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  • Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
    Ocean Grove Market, 1909
    Postcard
  • Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
    Davis Store, Touisset, Mass.
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  • Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Miles Garrison House, North Swansea
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  • Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
    Main St., 1910
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  • Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
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  • Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
    The Bluffs, Ocean Grove, 1920
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  • Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
    First Christian Church
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Rest House. Swansea, Mass.
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The Library
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Main Street
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Christ Church
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Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
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F. S. Stevens School
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Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
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Ocean Grove Market, 1909
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Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
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Davis Store, Touisset, Mass.
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Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
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Old Miles Garrison House, North Swansea
Postcard

Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
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Main St., 1910
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Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
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Town Hall
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Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
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The Bluffs, Ocean Grove, 1920
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Swansea, Massachusetts, USA
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First Christian Church
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