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Welcome to Assonet ...

So far, we have found very little information about Assonet. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Assonet to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Assonet, please Contact Us.




Assonet would have been located within present day Bristol County.

Assonet was established in 1659.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Assonet is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Assonet was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Assonet would have been located in the (508) and (774)<3> area codes.

Communities near Assonet ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Assonet and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2015<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Attleboro   [Map]   44,284   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Brockton   [Map]   95,314   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dartmouth   [Map]   34,715   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fall River   [Map]   88,777   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
New Bedford   [Map]   94,958   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Taunton   [Map]   56,789   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Assonet.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Assonet. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Assonet. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Assonet.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Assonet:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Assonet no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Massachusetts

About Bristol County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Massachusetts: www.mass.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Assonet, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Assonet - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Assonet.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Assonet. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Assonet) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Assonet. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Assonet

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Assonet. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7959, Longitude: -71.0678     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Assonet have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Assonet.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Assonet.



 
 
 

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