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Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

"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.

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The Library

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Main Street

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Christ Church

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F. S. Stevens School

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Ocean Grove Market, 1909

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Davis Store, Touisset, Mass.

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Old Miles Garrison House, North Swansea


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Main St., 1910

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Town Hall

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The Bluffs, Ocean Grove, 1920

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First Christian Church
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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.
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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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