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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Assonet Bay Shores.

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Around Assonet Bay Shores ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Boston. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the north of Assonet Bay Shores. Boston has a population of 673,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Worcester. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northwest of Assonet Bay Shores and has a population of 185,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brockton   [Map]   95,630   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cambridge   [Map]   110,651   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fall River   [Map]   88,930   S   5 miles [8 km]
Framingham   [Map]   71,594   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lynn   [Map]   92,697   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Malden   [Map]   60,840   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
New Bedford   [Map]   95,032   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Newton   [Map]   89,045   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Quincy   [Map]   93,688   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Somerville   [Map]   81,322   N   41 miles [66 km]
Waltham   [Map]   63,002   N   41 miles [66 km]
Cranston (RI)   [Map]   81,034   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pawtucket (RI)   [Map]   71,427   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Providence (RI)   [Map]   179,219   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Warwick (RI)   [Map]   81,579   W   18 miles [29 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Berkley   [Map]   6,693   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Dighton   [Map]   7,534   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
East Freetown   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
East Taunton   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Flint Village   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Freetown   [Map]   9,269   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hortonville   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
North Dighton   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Oak Grove Village   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ocean Grove   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Old Town Landing   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Somerset   [Map]   18,223   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Swansea   [Map]   16,482   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Taunton   [Map]   56,843   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Weir Village   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Assonet Bay Shores, please visit our County-by-County Page for Assonet Bay Shores.

Bristol County ...

Assonet Bay Shores is located in Bristol County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Assonet Bay Shores ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chestnut Tree Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Assonet Bay Shores   [Map]
Fall River   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fall River Station   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fighting Rock Corner   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Flint Village   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Freetown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fuller Shores   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Heaven Heights   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Hemlocks   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Luther Corner   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Masons Corner   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Mechanicsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ocean Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Perrys Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pottersville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Precinct   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Slades Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Steep Brook   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Assonet Bay Shores.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Assonet Bay Shores. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability 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 Bay Shores. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Massachusetts

    Massachusetts Tourism


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Massachusetts

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Massachusetts

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Massachusetts

Airports Near Assonet Bay Shores ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Assonet Bay Shores.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fall River Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Taunton Muni. - King Fld.(ICAO: KTAN)   [Map]   TAN   NNE   6 miles [9.7 km]
New Bedford Rgnl. (EWB/KEWB)   [Map]   EWB   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mansfield Muni.   [Map]   1B9   NNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Theodore Francis Green Airport (PVD/KPVD)   [Map]   PVD   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Newport State Airport(ICAO: KUUU)   [Map]   UUU   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Plymouth Muni.(ICAO: KPYM)   [Map]   PYM   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Quonset State Airport(ICAO: KOQU)   [Map]   OQU   SW   21 miles [33.8 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.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Assonet Bay Shores.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Theodore Francis Green Airport (PVD/KPVD)   [Map]   PVD   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Logan Intl. (BOS/KBOS)   [Map]   BOS   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Barnstable Muni. (HYA/KHYA)   [Map]   HYA   ESE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Manchester Industrial Airpark (MHT/KMHT)   [Map]   MHT   NNW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Bradley Intl. (BDL/KBDL)   [Map]   BDL   W   82 miles [132 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Norwood Meml.(ICAO: KOWD)   [Map]   OWD   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Marthas Vineyard Airport (MVY/KMVY)   [Map]   MVY   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Laurence G Hanscom Fld. (BED/KBED)   [Map]   BED   NNW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Worcester Rgnl. (ORH/KORH)   [Map]   ORH   NW   51 miles [82.1 km]
Nantucket Meml. (ACK/KACK)   [Map]   ACK   SE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Westover Air Reserve Base (CEF/KCEF)   [Map]   CEF   WNW   79 miles [127.1 km]
Orange Muni.(ICAO: KORE)   [Map]   ORE   NW   81 miles [130.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fall River Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Taunton Muni. - King Fld.(ICAO: KTAN)   [Map]   TAN   NNE   6 miles [9.7 km]
New Bedford Rgnl. (EWB/KEWB)   [Map]   EWB   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mansfield Muni.   [Map]   1B9   NNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Newport State Airport(ICAO: KUUU)   [Map]   UUU   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Plymouth Muni.(ICAO: KPYM)   [Map]   PYM   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Quonset State Airport(ICAO: KOQU)   [Map]   OQU   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Quonset Pt. State Airport   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]

Additional 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)   [Map]
        Website for Theodore Francis Green State Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Logan Intl.   (BOS/KBOS)   [Map]
        Website for Logan International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nantucket Meml.   (ACK/KACK)   [Map]
        Website for Nantucket Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Westover Air Reserve Base   (CEF/KCEF)   [Map]
        Website for Westover Air Reserve Base / Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Orange Muni.   (ICAO: KORE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Taunton Muni. - King Fld.   (ICAO: KTAN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Bedford Rgnl.   (EWB/KEWB)   [Map]
        Website for New Bedford Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newport State Airport   (ICAO: KUUU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Plymouth Muni.   (ICAO: KPYM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Barnstable Muni.   (HYA/KHYA)   [Map]
        Website for Barnstable Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Quonset State Airport   (ICAO: KOQU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
North Central State Airport   (SFZ/KSFZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marshfield Muni.   (ICAO: KGHG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manchester Industrial Airpark   (MHT/KMHT)   [Map]
        Website for Manchester-Grenier Industrial Airpark
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bradley Intl.   (BDL/KBDL)   [Map]
        Website for Bradley International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Long Island MacArthur Airport   (ISP/KISP)   [Map]
        Website for Long Island MacArthur Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norwood Meml.   (ICAO: KOWD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marthas Vineyard Airport   (MVY/KMVY)   [Map]
        Website for Marthas Vineyard Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Laurence G Hanscom Fld.   (BED/KBED)   [Map]
        Website for Laurence G Hanscom Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Worcester Rgnl.   (ORH/KORH)   [Map]
        Website for Worcester Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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



Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Assonet Bay Shores. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Assonet Bay Shores) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Assonet Bay Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7959, Longitude: -71.0898     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Assonet Bay Shores have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Assonet Bay Shores), 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 Assonet Bay Shores.