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Welcome to Freetown ...

Freetown is located in Bristol County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Freetown has a population of 9,397 people<2> (see below for details).

Freetown was settled in 1675 and was incorporated in 1683.

Freetown is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Freetown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Freetown: (508) & (774)<4>

Websites for Freetown ...

Official Website: www.town.freetown.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Freetown had an population of 9,397 people. This is an increase of 5.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Freetown had a population of 8,870 people. This makes Freetown the county's 18th most populous community.

The population of Freetown represents 0.14% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 191st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,870 people, the population of Freetown increased 4.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,472 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Freetown.

Adding Freetown to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Freetown was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Freetown on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

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

Communities Also Named Freetown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Freetown - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maryland, New York, Prince Edward Island and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Freetown.

Communities near Freetown ...

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

  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bedford
    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Freetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bedford
  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Freetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawtucket
  • Taunton [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taunton
    • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Freetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taunton
  • East Providence [Providence County]
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    • East Providence [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Freetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Providence
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Freetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attleboro
    • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
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      • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Freetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmouth
    • Bridgewater [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgewater
      • Bridgewater [Plymouth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Freetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,689 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgewater
    • Middleborough [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleborough
      • Middleborough [Plymouth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Freetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,722 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleborough
    • Easton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Freetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • Wareham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wareham
      • Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Freetown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,778 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wareham

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 Freetown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Freetown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Freetown. 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 Freetown.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Freetown ...

Looking for more information about Freetown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Freetown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Freetown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Massachusetts

About Bristol County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Freetown: www.town.freetown.ma.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Freetown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Freetown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<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- Freetown) 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 Freetown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FreetownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Freetown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7716, Longitude: -71.0252    
<6>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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