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Dighton, Massachusetts, USA

Dighton, Bristol, MA

Dighton, which was named in honor of a woman, Frances Dighton Williams, was founded in 1712 as the southern precinct of the Town of Taunton and retains close regional ties with Taunton, Fall River, and Providence. dighton-ma.gov

Included in Dighton are: Segreganset and Broad Cove.
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  • 1678 - Dighton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Dighton, Massachusetts, USA
    Coram-Shove House

    This house was probably built by Thomas Coram about 1690. Coram came from England and set up a shipyard at what is known as Zebulon's Landing. After ten years he returned to England and founded the Foundling Hospital at London.... Read MORE...

  • 1712 - Dighton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Dighton, Massachusetts, USA
    Hodijah Baylies House

    This house was an old tavern during the Revolutionary War. In 1789 it was purchased by Hodijah Baylies and was used as a custom house. In 1810, when Baylies was made judge of the Probate Court for Bristol County, court... Read MORE...

  • Dighton, Massachusetts, USA
    Rufus Whitmarsh House

    This house was built by Rufus whitmarsh before the Revolutionary War. William Ellery, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, lived with Mr. Whitmarsh during the War, and rode from this house to Philadelphia to Congress ... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - DIGHTON. [Pop. 1,378. Inc. 1712.]
    This town was originally a part of Taunton, and included the town of Berkley, from which it is separated by Taunton River.

    The Dighton Rock,...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Dighton
    Dighton, a post-township of Bristol county, Massachusetts, 35 miles S. by W. from Boston, on the E. side of Taunton river. Population, 1641.
    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
    DIGHTON, a town and port of entry in Bristol co., in the state of Massachusetts, 41 m. S of Boston, on the W side of Taunton river, which is navigable...Read MORE...


  • Dighton Massachusetts, 1890
    Dighton lies in the central part of Bristol County, 40 miles south of Boston by the Old Colony Railroad, which runs along the Taunton River (forming t...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Dighton
    Dighton, a post-village of Bristol co., Mass., 6 miles by rail S. of Taunton, and 42 miles by rail S. of Boston. It has 3 churches, a wool-scouring mi...Read MORE...


  • 1899 - Dighton
    Dighton. - This was the eighth town formed in Bristol county, it having been set off from Taunton an incorporated on the 30th of May 1712. It has pass...Read MORE...


  • Dighton, Massachusetts, USA
    Birds Eye View Taunton Yacht Club from the Tower, Dighton Rock Park, Mass.
  • Dighton, Massachusetts, USA
    Unitarian Church and Horseblock, Dighton, Mass.
  • 1916
    Dighton, a post-village of Bristol co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 40 miles S. of Boston. It has color-works, stove-lining wor...Read MORE...


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Coram-Shove House

This house was probably built by Thomas Coram about 1690. Coram came from England and set up a shipyard at what is known as Zebulon's Landing. After ten years he returned to England and founded the Foundling Hospital at London.... Read MORE...

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Hodijah Baylies House

This house was an old tavern during the Revolutionary War. In 1789 it was purchased by Hodijah Baylies and was used as a custom house. In 1810, when Baylies was made judge of the Probate Court for Bristol County, court... Read MORE...



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Rufus Whitmarsh House

This house was built by Rufus whitmarsh before the Revolutionary War. William Ellery, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, lived with Mr. Whitmarsh during the War, and rode from this house to Philadelphia to Congress ... Read MORE...

Dighton, Massachusetts, USA
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Unitarian Church and Horseblock, Dighton, Mass.

Dighton, Massachusetts, USA
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Birds Eye View Taunton Yacht Club from the Tower, Dighton Rock Park, Mass.

Dighton, Massachusetts, USA
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