Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA - 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 situation.
Its chief business is the whale fishery; but the Acushnet, that separates it from New Bedford, furnishes water-power for a few mills.
Distance from Taunton, 25 miles; from Boston, 53,
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
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