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Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)

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Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Westport, so named because it was the westernmost port in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was first settled in 1670 as a part of the town of Dartmouth by members of the Sisson family. The river, and the land around it, was called "Coaksett" in the original deed; the name (now spelled "Acoaxet") lives on in the southwestern community along the western branch of the Westport River. Like many areas in the region, Westport was affected by invading Wampanoag Indians during King Philip's War. Several small mills were built along the Westport River, and in 1787, the town, along with the town of New Bedford, seceded from Dartmouth.
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Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport) - West Wharf - Westport - Point Mass.
Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)

West Wharf - Westport - Point Mass.
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Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)

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Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport) - No. 2 - Surfside Cottage, Horseneck Beach, So. Westport, Mass.
Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)

No. 2 - Surfside Cottage, Horseneck Beach, So. Westport, Mass.

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7. WESTPORT. [Pop. 2,820. Inc. 1787.]
Westport, the western part of the county, lies on an arm of the sea, at the mouth of Buzzard's...Read MORE...

News  1849 - A fire occurred at Westport, Massachusetts, last night, in which a woman and her children were burnt to death.

The Sun
Baltimore, Maryland
January 4, 1849
News  1851 - Among the petitions in the House on Monday, were two by Mr. Fowler, on of B. B. Sisson, C. A. Church, and 204 other citizens of Westport, Massachusetts,
praying for the repeal of the Fugitive Slave Law, and another of Mrs. Lydia Winslow and 172 other...Read MORE...

News  1863 - A turtle was found recently on the farm of Wm. Allen, in Westport, Mass., with the initials of Weston Allen, Humphrey Allen, and David Allen, cut on its shell.
There was one date 171- - the last figure undecipherable - and one of 1787. The same turtle was...Read MORE...

News  1864 - A LONG ABSENCE
Nathaniel Woodell, of Westport, Massachusetts, who mysteriously disappeared in 1816, has returned...Read MORE...

News  1887 - Mare Returns Home
The valuable gray mare recently sold cheap to a Westport, Mass., farmer by the horse railroad...Read MORE...

Westport Massachusetts, 1890
Westport is a large agricultural town, with some manufactures, forming the southwest corner of...Read MORE...

News  1894 - Westport (Mass.) will offer a reward of $10 for each fox killed by an inhabitant of the town.

The Lowell Sun
Lowell, Massachusetts
April 2, 1894
1899 - Westport
Westport. - This was the fourteenth town formed in Bristol county. It was formerly a part of old...Read MORE...

1906
Westport, a post-village in Westport township (town), Bristol co., Mass., 7 miles W. of New...Read MORE...

News  1909 - Killed His Wife, Then Ended His Life in the Police Station
Westport, Mass, Man, Crazed by Drink, Used an Old Indian Tomahawk in Murdering Woman
New Bedford,...Read MORE...

News  1911 - Duck Hunters Drown
Westport, Mass., Dec. 29 - The drowning of three men who left their homes here yesterday afternoon...Read MORE...

News  1915 - A South Westport (Mass.) couple, married fifty-two years, have not spoken to each other in fifty years and are reported to have lived together happily all that time nevertheless.

The Princeton Union
Princeton, Minnesota
July 22, 1915

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