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Assonet, Massachusetts

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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.

The location of Assonet has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Assonet was established in 1659.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Assonet is near sea level<3>.

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)<4> area codes.

Communities near Assonet ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Attleboro   [Map]   44,590   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Brockton   [Map]   95,672   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dartmouth   [Map]   34,336   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fall River   [Map]   89,420   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
New Bedford   [Map]   95,120   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Taunton   [Map]   57,139   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Assonet. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

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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 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.

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<3>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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<4>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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, 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 we use 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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<6>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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