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Somerset, Massachusetts, USA

Somerset, Bristol, MA

Somerset was first settled in 1677 on the Shawomet lands, and was officially incorporated in 1790. It was named for Somerset Square in Boston, which was, in turn, named for the county of Somerset in England. wikipedia

Somerset includes: Brayton Point and Pottersville.
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  • 1677 - Somerset is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1790 - Somerset is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - SOMERSET. [Pop. 1,005. Inc. 1790.]
    Somerset, before its incorporation, was a part of Swansey, known as the Shawamet Purchase.

    It is pleasantly situated on the bank of...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Somerset
    Somerset, a post-village in Bristol co., Massachusetts, on the northern side of the Staunton river, near the Fall River railroad, 50 miles S. by W....Read MORE...


  • Somerset Massachusetts, 1890
    Somerset, near the centre of Bristol County, lies on the west bank of the Taunton River, opposite the city of Fall River. Dighton lies on the north,...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Somerset
    Somerset, a post-village in Somerset township, Bristol co., Mass., on the W. bank of the Taunton River, and on the Old Colony Railroad, 43 miles S....Read MORE...


  • 1899 - Somerset
    Somerset. - This is the fifteenth town formed in Bristol county. It was originally called the Showamet Purchase and was a part of Swansea, from which ...Read MORE...


  • Somerset, Massachusetts, USA
    Hood Library
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  • 1906
    Somerset, a post-village in Somerset township (town), Bristol co., Mass., on the W. bank of the Taunton River and on the New York, New Haven and...Read MORE...


  • Somerset, Massachusetts, USA
    Federated Church, Somerset Village, Mass.
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  • Somerset, Massachusetts, USA
    Greetings from Somerset Centre, Mass.
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Federated Church, Somerset Village, Mass.
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Greetings from Somerset Centre, Mass.
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  • 1677 - Somerset is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1790 - Somerset is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - SOMERSET. [Pop. 1,005. Inc. 1790.]
    Somerset, before its incorporation, was a part of Swansey, known as the Shawamet Purchase.

    It is pleasantly situated on the bank of... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Somerset
    Somerset, a post-village in Bristol co., Massachusetts, on the northern side of the Staunton river, near the Fall River railroad, 50 miles S. by W.... Read MORE...

  • Somerset Massachusetts, 1890
    Somerset, near the centre of Bristol County, lies on the west bank of the Taunton River, opposite the city of Fall River. Dighton lies on the north,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Somerset
    Somerset, a post-village in Somerset township, Bristol co., Mass., on the W. bank of the Taunton River, and on the Old Colony Railroad, 43 miles S.... Read MORE...

  • 1899 - Somerset
    Somerset. - This is the fifteenth town formed in Bristol county. It was originally called the Showamet Purchase and was a part of Swansea, from which ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Somerset, a post-village in Somerset township (town), Bristol co., Mass., on the W. bank of the Taunton River and on the New York, New Haven and... Read MORE...

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