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Around Fall River ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Boston. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the north of Fall River. Boston has a population of 636,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Providence (RI). It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the northwest of Fall River and has a population of 178,000 people.

For comparison, Fall River has a population of 88,900 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Fall River and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2012
Population
DirectionDistance
Brockton   [Map]     94,094   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Brookline   [Map]     59,115   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Cambridge   [Map]     106,471   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Framingham   [Map]     70,068   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Malden   [Map]     60,374   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Medford   [Map]     57,033   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
New Bedford   [Map]     94,929   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Newton   [Map]     86,307   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Plymouth   [Map]     57,463   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Quincy   [Map]     93,027   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Somerville   [Map]     77,104   N   46 miles [74 km]
Waltham   [Map]     61,918   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Cranston (RI)   [Map]     80,529   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pawtucket (RI)   [Map]     71,170   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Warwick (RI)   [Map]     81,873   W   16 miles [25.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2012
Population
DirectionDistance
Dighton   [Map]     7,152   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
East Freetown   [Map]     ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Flint Village   [Map]     ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Freetown   [Map]     8,948   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Globe Village   [Map]     ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
North Dartmouth   [Map]     ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
North Westport   [Map]     ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Oak Grove Village   [Map]     ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Ocean Grove   [Map]     ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Old Town Landing   [Map]     ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Smith Mills   [Map]     ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Somerset   [Map]     18,270   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Swansea   [Map]     16,010   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Westport   [Map]     15,655   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bristol (RI)   [Map]     22,323   W   8 miles [12.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Fall River, please visit our County-by-County Page for Fall River.

Bristol County ...

Fall River is located in Bristol County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bristol County: Norfolk, Plymouth, Bristol (RI), Newport (RI) & Providence (RI). The Atlantic Ocean lies to the southeast.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Fall River. 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.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

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.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have two new sections that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Fall River.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Fall River. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fall River. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Airports Near Fall River ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Fall River.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<4>  Location  NFDC<5>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fall River Muni.   [Map]     Fall River  ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
New Bedford Rgnl. (EWB/KEWB)   [Map]     New Bedford  EWB   ESE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Taunton Muni. - King Fld.(ICAO: KTAN)   [Map]     Taunton  TAN   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Newport State Airport(ICAO: KUUU)   [Map]     Newport (RI)  UUU   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Theodore Francis Green Airport (PVD/KPVD)   [Map]     Providence (RI)  PVD   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Quonset State Airport(ICAO: KOQU)   [Map]     North Kingstown (RI)  OQU   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Quonset Pt. State Airport   [Map]     Kiefer Park (RI)  ---   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Mansfield Muni.   [Map]     Mansfield  1B9   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<6> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Fall River.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fall River. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  Location  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Theodore Francis Green Airport (PVD/KPVD)   [Map]     Providence (RI)  PVD   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Barnstable Muni. (HYA/KHYA)   [Map]     Hyannis  HYA   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Logan Intl. (BOS/KBOS)   [Map]     Boston  BOS   N   45 miles [72.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  Location  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Marthas Vineyard Airport (MVY/KMVY)   [Map]     Vineyard Haven  MVY   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Norwood Meml.(ICAO: KOWD)   [Map]     Norwood  OWD   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Laurence G Hanscom Fld. (BED/KBED)   [Map]     Bedford  BED   N   53 miles [85.3 km]
Worcester Rgnl. (ORH/KORH)   [Map]     Worcester  ORH   NW   55 miles [88.5 km]
Nantucket Meml. (ACK/KACK)   [Map]     Nantucket  ACK   ESE   62 miles [99.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)     Location  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fall River Muni.   [Map]     Fall River  ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
New Bedford Rgnl. (EWB/KEWB)   [Map]     New Bedford  EWB   ESE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Taunton Muni. - King Fld.(ICAO: KTAN)   [Map]     Taunton  TAN   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Newport State Airport(ICAO: KUUU)   [Map]     Newport (RI)  UUU   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Quonset State Airport(ICAO: KOQU)   [Map]     North Kingstown (RI)  OQU   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Quonset Pt. State Airport   [Map]     Kiefer Park (RI)  ---   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Mansfield Muni.   [Map]     Mansfield  1B9   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Plymouth Muni.(ICAO: KPYM)   [Map]     Plymouth  PYM   NE   23 miles [37 km]
North Central State Airport(SFZ/KSFZ)   [Map]     Pawtucket (RI)  SFZ   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]

Detailed Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Theodore Francis Green Airport (PVD/KPVD)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Barnstable Muni. (HYA/KHYA)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nantucket Meml. (ACK/KACK)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
East Hampton Airport(ICAO: KHTO)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Westover Air Reserve Base (CEF/KCEF)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Bedford Rgnl. (EWB/KEWB)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Taunton Muni. - King Fld.(ICAO: KTAN)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newport State Airport(ICAO: KUUU)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Quonset State Airport(ICAO: KOQU)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Logan Intl. (BOS/KBOS)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Plymouth Muni.(ICAO: KPYM)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
North Central State Airport(SFZ/KSFZ)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marshfield Muni.(ICAO: KGHG)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bradley Intl. (BDL/KBDL)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manchester Industrial Airpark (MHT/KMHT)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP/KISP)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marthas Vineyard Airport (MVY/KMVY)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norwood Meml.(ICAO: KOWD)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Laurence G Hanscom Fld. (BED/KBED)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Worcester Rgnl. (ORH/KORH)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fall River


The Panormaio photo collection contain pictures for the area around Fall River:

Panoramio.com

Working on your genealogy? These are excellent websites to start with when searching in and around the area of Fall River and Bristol County:

Cyndi's List for the State of Massachusetts,
        for Bristol County
 
Family Search for the State of Massachusetts,
        for Bristol County
 
USGenWeb for the State of Massachusetts

We have a longer, more detailed list of websites on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fall River.






Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fall River.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Fall River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fall River) 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 Fall River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fall River

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<3>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<5>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Fall River), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fall River.



 
 
 

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