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Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA

Fairhaven, Bristol, MA

Fairhaven was first settled in 1659 as "Cushnea", the easternmost part of the town of Dartmouth. It was founded on land purchased by English settlers at the Plymouth Colony from the Wampanoag sachem Massasoit, and his son, Wamsutta. kids.kiddle.co

Included in Fairhaven are: Harbor View, Naskatucket, New Boston, Oxford, and Sconticut.
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  • 1670 - Fairhaven is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA
    Fort Phoenix

    "Fort Phoenix is an American Revolutionary War-era fort located at the entrance to the Fairhaven-New Bedford harbor, south of U.S. 6 in Fort Phoenix Park in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

    On September 5–6, 1778, Fort Phoenix was... Read MORE...

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  • 1812 - Fairhaven is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - FAIRHAVEN. [Pop. 3,951. Inc. 1812.]
    Fairhaven was a part of New Bedford once, and, with New Bedford, was a part of Dartmouth.

    It was named Fairhaven from the beauty of its situ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Fair Haven
    Fair Haven, a post-township of Bristol co., Mass., on the Atlantic, 60 miles S. by E. from Boston, contains 1 bank. It is extensively engaged in the w...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    FAIRHAVEN, a sea-port town in Bristol co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., situated in Buzzard's bay, 59 m. SE of Boston. Pop. 3,951. It has cons...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - A lady in Fairhaven, Mass., in making a bed a few mornings since, after turning it over felt something move inside the ticking.
    She called for help, and found a large adder about two feet in length and an inch in diameter coiled away in it. The snake probably crawled into the h...Read MORE...


  • Fairhaven Massachusetts, 1890
    Fairhaven lies on the eastern side of Acushnet River and of New Bedford Harbor, forming the southeast corner of Bristol County, 60 miles south of Bost...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Fair Haven
    Fairhaven, a post-village of Bristol co, Mass, in Fairhaven township, on Buzzard's Bay, at the mouth : the Acushnet River, and on the Fairhaven Branch...Read MORE...


  • 1899 - Fairhaven
    Fairhaven. - This was the seventeenth town organized in Briston county. It was set off from New Bedford on February 22, 1812, and then included the te...Read MORE...


  • Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
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  • Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA
    Frank C. Taylor
    General Contractor
    For Bridges, Foundations, Wharves, Sea Walls, Concrete and Heavy Timber Construction
    OFFICE YARD AND DOCK, MIDDLE ST., FAIRHAVEN

    New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions,... Read MORE...

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  • 1916
    Fairhaven, a post-village of Bristol oo., Mass., in Fair haven township (town), on Buzzard's Bay, at the mouth of the Acushnet River, and on the New Y...Read MORE...


  • Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA
    New High School, Fairhaven, Mass.
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Fort Phoenix

"Fort Phoenix is an American Revolutionary War-era fort located at the entrance to the Fairhaven-New Bedford harbor, south of U.S. 6 in Fort Phoenix Park in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

On September 5–6, 1778, Fort Phoenix was... Read MORE...

Photograph

Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA
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Town Hall
Postcard

Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Frank C. Taylor
General Contractor
For Bridges, Foundations, Wharves, Sea Walls, Concrete and Heavy Timber Construction
OFFICE YARD AND DOCK, MIDDLE ST., FAIRHAVEN

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions,... Read MORE...

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA
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New High School, Fairhaven, Mass.
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  • 1670 - Fairhaven is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1812 - Fairhaven is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - FAIRHAVEN. [Pop. 3,951. Inc. 1812.]
    Fairhaven was a part of New Bedford once, and, with New Bedford, was a part of Dartmouth.

    It was named Fairhaven from the beauty of its... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Fair Haven
    Fair Haven, a post-township of Bristol co., Mass., on the Atlantic, 60 miles S. by E. from Boston, contains 1 bank. It is extensively engaged in the... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    FAIRHAVEN, a sea-port town in Bristol co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., situated in Buzzard's bay, 59 m. SE of Boston. Pop. 3,951. It has... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - A lady in Fairhaven, Mass., in making a bed a few mornings since, after turning it over felt something move inside the ticking.
    She called for help, and found a large adder about two feet in length and an inch in diameter coiled away in it. The snake probably crawled into the... Read MORE...

  • Fairhaven Massachusetts, 1890
    Fairhaven lies on the eastern side of Acushnet River and of New Bedford Harbor, forming the southeast corner of Bristol County, 60 miles south of... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Fair Haven
    Fairhaven, a post-village of Bristol co, Mass, in Fairhaven township, on Buzzard's Bay, at the mouth : the Acushnet River, and on the Fairhaven... Read MORE...

  • 1899 - Fairhaven
    Fairhaven. - This was the seventeenth town organized in Briston county. It was set off from New Bedford on February 22, 1812, and then included the... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Fairhaven, a post-village of Bristol oo., Mass., in Fair haven township (town), on Buzzard's Bay, at the mouth of the Acushnet River, and on the New... Read MORE...

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