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"Freetown, a post-village of Bristol co., Mass., in Freetown township, on the Old Colony Railroad, 45 miles S. of Boston, and 8 miles N.N.E. of Fail River. The town ship is also traversed by the Taunton & New Bedford Railroad, and has 3 churches, a newspaper office, and manufactories of guns and nails. Pop. of the township, 1417."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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  • 12. FREETOWN. [Pop. 1,772. Inc. 1683.]
    This town lies on an arm of Taunton River, and is somewhat irregularly shaped. It was the mother of Troy or Fall River.

    The soil is light, b...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    FREETOWN, a township of Bristol co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 42 m. S of Boston, on the E side of Taunton river, by a branch of which it i...Read MORE...


  • News 1879 - An instance of heredity in crime is furnished by Elias Phillips, of Freetown, Mass., who recently appeared as a witness in a burglary trial, having turned State's evidence.
    He is a great grandson of Malbone Briggs, a notorious criminal, who was in State-prison with seven of his sons at one time. Brigg's ancestry is traced...Read MORE...


  • Freetown Massachusetts, 1890
    Freetown, notable for its ledges and its large area of forest, lies in the easterly part of Bristol County, 45 miles south of Boston by the Taunton an...Read MORE...


  • 1899 - Freetown
    Freetown. - This was the fifth town formed in Bristol county, and was originally known as Freeman's Land, or the Freemen's Purchase, and included the ...Read MORE...


  • Freetown, Massachusetts, USA
    Residence of Frank W. Reynolds, Assonet, Mass.
  • Freetown, Massachusetts, USA
    Profile on Joshua's Mountain, Assonet, Mass.

    "Profile Rock, also known as the Old Man of Joshua's Mountain, is a 50-foot high granite rock formation located in Freetown, Massachusetts just outside Assonet village and near the Freetown State... Read MORE...

  • Freetown, Massachusetts, USA

  • News 1912 - STORM CAUSES TRAIN WRECK
    New Haven Engineer Could Not See Signals - One Killed, Two Hurt.

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 12. - A New York, New Haven & Hartford train was wrecked ...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Freetown, a post-village of Bristol co., Mass., in Freetown township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 8 miles NNE. of Fall River. T...Read MORE...




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