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Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove)

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Where is Swansea, Massachusetts, USA? 

Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Swansea was named for the British city of Swansea, Wales, which had been the hometown of some original settlers. John Miles, the founder of the first Baptist Church in Wales, moved to Swansea in 1662/ 3. William Brenton had purchased the land from Native Americans. Parts of its territory were originally part of Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

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Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove) - Rest House. Swansea, Mass.
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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 ...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...Read MORE...

Swansey Massachusetts, 1890
Swansey lies on the line of Rhode Island, in the southwesterly part of Bristol County, 48 miles...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...Read MORE...

1906
Swansea, or Swanzey, a post-village of Bristol co., Mass., in Swansea township (town), 4 miles NNW. ...Read MORE...


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