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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<2>.

The location of Assonet has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

Assonet was established in 1659.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Assonet is near sea level<4>.

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

If Assonet still existed, it would have been in the (508) and (774)<5> area codes.

Adding Assonet to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Assonet in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Assonet elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Assonet on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Assonet ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Assonet.

  • Providence [Providence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Assonet
    • Estimated population in 2019: 179,883 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockton
    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Assonet
    • Estimated population in 2019: 95,708 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bedford
    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Assonet
    • Estimated population in 2019: 95,363 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bedford
  • Fall River [Bristol County]
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    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Assonet
    • Estimated population in 2019: 89,541 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cranston [Providence County]
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      • Cranston [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Assonet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 81,456 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranston
    • Warwick [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
      • Warwick [Kent County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Assonet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 81,004 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
    • Pawtucket [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
      • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Assonet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 72,117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawtucket
    • Taunton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taunton
      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Assonet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57,464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taunton
    • East Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Assonet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47,618 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Providence
    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro
      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Assonet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,237 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attleboro

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Assonet. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Assonet.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Assonet.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Assonet. See our Newspapers Page for Assonet.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Massachusetts

About Bristol County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Bristol, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Assonet - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Assonet

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






















 

 

 

 

 


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