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Our Genealogy Helper for New Bedford ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about New Bedford (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for New Bedford. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

New Bedford is located in Bristol County.

To see how the shape of Massachusetts' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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

Below are the counties that are near New Bedford. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to New Bedford:

  • Bristol County     (The home county of New Bedford)
    • Fairhaven [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhaven
      • Fairhaven [Bristol County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairhaven
    • Bliss Corner [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bliss Corner
      • Bliss Corner [Bristol County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bliss Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bliss Corner
    • North Dartmouth [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Dartmouth
      • North Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Dartmouth
    • Apponagansett [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apponagansett
      • Apponagansett [Bristol County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apponagansett
    • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dartmouth
      • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmouth
    • Smith Mills [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Mills
      • Smith Mills [Bristol County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Mills
    • Acushnet [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acushnet
      • Acushnet [Bristol County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,673 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acushnet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acushnet
    • South Dartmouth [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Dartmouth
      • South Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Dartmouth
    • Hixville [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hixville
      • Hixville [Bristol County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hixville
    • Nonquitt [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nonquitt
      • Nonquitt [Bristol County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nonquitt
    • Westport Factory [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport Factory
      • Westport Factory [Bristol County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport Factory
    • Gidleys Corner [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gidleys Corner
      • Gidleys Corner [Bristol County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gidleys Corner
  • Barnstable County
    • Silver Beach [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Beach
      • Silver Beach [Barnstable County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Beach
    • West Falmouth [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Falmouth
      • West Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Falmouth
    • Woods Hole [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Hole
      • Woods Hole [Barnstable County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Hole
    • Cataumet [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cataumet
      • Cataumet [Barnstable County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cataumet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cataumet
    • North Falmouth [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Falmouth
      • North Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Falmouth
    • Pocasset [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocasset
      • Pocasset [Barnstable County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocasset
    • Falmouth [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falmouth
      • Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth
    • Monument Beach [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monument Beach
      • Monument Beach [Barnstable County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monument Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monument Beach
    • Buzzards Bay [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buzzards Bay
      • Buzzards Bay [Barnstable County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buzzards Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buzzards Bay
    • Teaticket [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teaticket
      • Teaticket [Barnstable County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teaticket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teaticket
    • Bourne [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourne
      • Bourne [Barnstable County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourne
    • Acapesket [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acapesket
      • Acapesket [Barnstable County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acapesket
  • Dukes County
    • Cuttyhunk [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuttyhunk
      • Cuttyhunk [Dukes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuttyhunk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuttyhunk
    • Gosnold [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gosnold
      • Gosnold [Dukes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 75 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gosnold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gosnold
    • Christian Town [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christian Town
      • Christian Town [Dukes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christian Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian Town
    • North Tisbury [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tisbury
      • North Tisbury [Dukes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tisbury
    • West Chop [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Chop
      • West Chop [Dukes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Chop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Chop
    • Aquinnah [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aquinnah
      • Aquinnah [Dukes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Former name for Aquinnah:
      • Gay Head
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aquinnah
    • Menemsha [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menemsha
      • Menemsha [Dukes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menemsha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menemsha
    • Tisbury [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tisbury
      • Tisbury [Dukes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tisbury
    • Vineyard Haven [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineyard Haven
      • Vineyard Haven [Dukes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineyard Haven
    • Chilmark [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilmark
      • Chilmark [Dukes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilmark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilmark
    • Oak Bluffs [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Bluffs
      • Oak Bluffs [Dukes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,696 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Bluffs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Bluffs
    • West Tisbury [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Tisbury
      • West Tisbury [Dukes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,927 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Tisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Tisbury
  • Norfolk County
    • Plainville [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville [Norfolk County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
    • Foxborough [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxborough
      • Foxborough [Norfolk County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxborough
    • Avon [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Norfolk County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
    • Stoughton [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoughton
      • Stoughton [Norfolk County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,891 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoughton
    • Holbrook [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holbrook
      • Holbrook [Norfolk County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,014 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holbrook
    • Sharon [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Norfolk County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,864 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Wrentham [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrentham
      • Wrentham [Norfolk County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,083 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrentham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrentham
    • Randolph [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Norfolk County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of New Bedford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Canton [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Norfolk County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,029 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Norfolk [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
      • Norfolk [Norfolk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,938 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
    • Walpole [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walpole
      • Walpole [Norfolk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,582 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walpole
    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
  • Plymouth County
    • Mattapoisett [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattapoisett
      • Mattapoisett [Plymouth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mattapoisett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattapoisett
    • Rochester [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
      • Rochester [Plymouth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,740 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
    • Marion [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Plymouth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,189 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Briarwood Beach [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briarwood Beach
      • Briarwood Beach [Plymouth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood Beach
    • Weweantic [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weweantic
      • Weweantic [Plymouth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weweantic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weweantic
    • Wareham Center [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wareham Center
      • Wareham Center [Plymouth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wareham Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wareham Center
    • Wareham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wareham
      • Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,778 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wareham
    • West Wareham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Wareham
      • West Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Wareham
    • Lakeville [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeville
      • Lakeville [Plymouth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,698 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeville
    • North Lakeville [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Lakeville
      • North Lakeville [Plymouth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Lakeville
    • East Wareham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Wareham
      • East Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Wareham
    • Onset [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onset
      • Onset [Plymouth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onset
  • Worcester County
    • Blackstone [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackstone
      • Blackstone [Worcester County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackstone
  • Bristol County (RI)
    • Coggeshall [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coggeshall
      • Coggeshall [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coggeshall
    • Bristol [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Bristol [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Warren [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
    • Barrington [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrington
      • Barrington [Bristol County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrington
    • Barrington [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrington
      • Barrington [Bristol County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,015 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrington
    • Annawomscutt [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annawomscutt
      • Annawomscutt [Bristol County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annawomscutt
  • Kent County (RI)
    • Kettle Corner [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Corner
      • Kettle Corner [Kent County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Corner
    • Buttonwoods [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buttonwoods
      • Buttonwoods [Kent County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buttonwoods
    • Warwick [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
      • Warwick [Kent County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
    • East Greenwich [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Greenwich
      • East Greenwich [Kent County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Greenwich
    • Hillsgrove [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsgrove
      • Hillsgrove [Kent County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsgrove
    • Norwood [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood
      • Norwood [Kent County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
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    • Apponaug [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apponaug
      • Apponaug [Kent County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
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    • Cowesett [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowesett
      • Cowesett [Kent County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
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    • East Greenwich [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Greenwich
      • East Greenwich [Kent County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Warwick [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Warwick
      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shippee Corner [Kent County]
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      • Shippee Corner [Kent County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
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    • West Warwick [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Warwick
      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
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  • Newport County (RI)
    • Adamsville [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsville
      • Adamsville [Newport County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
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    • Bliss Corners [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bliss Corners
      • Bliss Corners [Newport County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
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    • Tiverton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiverton
      • Tiverton [Newport County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,569 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Little Compton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Compton
      • Little Compton [Newport County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Compton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tiverton [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiverton
      • Tiverton [Newport County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
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    • Sakonnet [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sakonnet
      • Sakonnet [Newport County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
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    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Melville [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melville
      • Melville [Newport County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Middletown [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Newport County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,803 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Middletown [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Newport County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
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    • Lawtons [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawtons
      • Lawtons [Newport County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
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  • Providence County (RI)
    • Kent Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent Corner
      • Kent Corner [Providence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
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    • Armington Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armington Corner
      • Armington Corner [Providence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
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    • Leonard Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonard Corner
      • Leonard Corner [Providence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
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    • Luthers Corners [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luthers Corners
      • Luthers Corners [Providence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
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    • Carpenters Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenters Corner
      • Carpenters Corner [Providence County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
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    • East Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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    • Six Corners [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Corners
      • Six Corners [Providence County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
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    • Rumford [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumford
      • Rumford [Providence County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
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    • Darlington [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington
      • Darlington [Providence County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
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    • Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Providence County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Cranston [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranston
      • Cranston [Providence County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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    • Garden City [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Providence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Washington County (RI)
    • Mount View [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount View
      • Mount View [Washington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
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    • Saunderstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saunderstown
      • Saunderstown [Washington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
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    • North Kingstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kingstown
      • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
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    • Allenton [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenton
      • Allenton [Washington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
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    • Bridgetown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgetown
      • Bridgetown [Washington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
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    • North Kingstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kingstown
      • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Narragansett [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narragansett
      • Narragansett [Washington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narragansett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Narragansett [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narragansett
      • Narragansett [Washington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narragansett
    • Narragansett Pier [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narragansett Pier
      • Narragansett Pier [Washington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narragansett Pier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Kingstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Kingstown
      • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
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    • Exeter [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter [Washington County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Richmond [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Washington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,886 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to New Bedford, see our County-by-County Page for New Bedford.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of New Bedford ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 162 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Bedford.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of New Bedford. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of New Bedford and those printed in the larger area surrounding New Bedford.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 13 miles [20.9 km] of New Bedford.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to New Bedford:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Massachusetts
    • Stories from Rhode Island

Cemeteries Near New Bedford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Bedford.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for New Bedford covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Rural Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rural Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rural Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Griffin Street Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • Peckham West Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peckham West Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peckham West Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sacred Heart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
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    • Riverside Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sacred Heart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Woodside Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Davis Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Davis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Naskatucket Cemetery
    • Tabor Cemetery
    • Acushnet Cemetery
    • Polish National Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Polish National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Polish National Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polish National Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that New Bedford had a population of 40,733 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, New Bedford had a population of 95,517 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from New Bedford, with the one closest to New Bedford listed first.

  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bedford
    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of New Bedford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40,733 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Bedford had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bedford
  • Fairhaven [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhaven
    • Fairhaven [Bristol County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of New Bedford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,895 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,103 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairhaven had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairhaven
  • North Dartmouth [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Dartmouth
    • North Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of New Bedford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 135 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, North Dartmouth had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Dartmouth
  • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dartmouth
    • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dartmouth had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmouth
  • Apponagansett [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apponagansett
    • Apponagansett [Bristol County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Apponagansett had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Mount Pleasant [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
    • Mount Pleasant [Bristol County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of New Bedford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Pleasant had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
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    • Acushnet Station [Bristol County] - Historic
      • While Acushnet Station was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acushnet Station
      • Acushnet Station [Bristol County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of New Bedford
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Acushnet Station had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acushnet Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • South Dartmouth [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Dartmouth
      • South Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of New Bedford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 550 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Dartmouth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Dartmouth
    • Acushnet [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acushnet
      • Acushnet [Bristol County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of New Bedford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 320 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,673 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Acushnet had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acushnet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acushnet
    • Nonquitt [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nonquitt
      • Nonquitt [Bristol County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of New Bedford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Nonquitt had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Westport Factory [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport Factory
      • Westport Factory [Bristol County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of New Bedford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Westport Factory had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport Factory
    • Mattapoisett [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattapoisett
      • Mattapoisett [Plymouth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of New Bedford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,427 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mattapoisett had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mattapoisett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattapoisett
    • Clifford [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifford
      • Clifford [Bristol County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of New Bedford
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clifford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifford
    • South Westport [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Westport
      • South Westport [Bristol County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of New Bedford
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Westport had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Westport
    • Braleys [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braleys
      • Braleys [Bristol County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of New Bedford
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Braleys had railroad service and no post office
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around New Bedford. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Bedford.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for New Bedford ...

While our initial data about New Bedford came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of New Bedford in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about New Bedford.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for New Bedford:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found New Bedford in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for New Bedford for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for New Bedford. See our Misc Page for New Bedford for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Massachusetts

About Bristol County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for New Bedford: www.ci.new-bedford.ma.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Bedford) 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 New Bedford. 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 New BedfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Bedford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6371, Longitude: -70.9337    
<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.
<3>The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MACRIS (for the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System). More information about the MHC and MACRIS can be found on their website: mhc-macris.net.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 New Bedford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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