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Nearby Communities in the 1890s


We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during our research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Swansea had a population of 1,456 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Swansea had a population of 17,000 people.

The following communities are listed based on their distance from Swansea, with the one closest to Swansea listed first.

  • Swansea Center
    (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swansea Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansea Center
    • Swansea Center is located in Bristol County
  • South Swansea
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Swansea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Swansea
    • South Swansea is located in Bristol County
  • Brayton Point
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brayton Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brayton Point
    • Brayton Point is located in Bristol County
  • Hortonville
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hortonville
    • Hortonville is located in Bristol County
  • Bowenville
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowenville
    • Bowenville is located in Bristol County
  • Pottersville
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pottersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottersville
    • Pottersville is located in Bristol County
  • Fall River
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
    • Fall River is located in Bristol County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
  • Steep Brook
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steep Brook
    • Steep Brook is located in Bristol County
  • Somerset
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerset
    • Somerset is located in Bristol County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,144 people
  • North Swansea
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Swansea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Swansea
    • North Swansea is located in Bristol County
  • Warren
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Warren
    • Warren is located in Bristol County (RI)
  • North Tiverton
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Tiverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tiverton
    • North Tiverton is located in Newport County (RI)
  • Flint Village
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Village
    • Flint Village is located in Bristol County
  • Dighton
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dighton
    • Dighton is located in Bristol County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,040 people
  • West Dighton
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Dighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Dighton
    • West Dighton is located in Bristol County
  • Bristol
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol is located in Bristol County (RI)
  • Assonet ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Assonet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Assonet
    • Assonet is located in Bristol County
  • South Rehoboth
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Rehoboth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Rehoboth
    • South Rehoboth is located in Bristol County
  • Barrington
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrington
    • Barrington is located in Bristol County (RI)
  • Nayatt
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nayatt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nayatt
    • Nayatt is located in Bristol County (RI)
  • North Westport
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Westport
    • North Westport is located in Bristol County
  • Rehoboth
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rehoboth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rehoboth
    • Rehoboth is located in Bristol County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,503 people
  • Segreganset
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Segreganset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Segreganset
    • Segreganset is located in Bristol County
  • Harris
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
    • Harris is located in Bristol County
  • Bristol Ferry
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol Ferry
    • Bristol Ferry is located in Newport County (RI)
  • Tiverton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiverton
    • Tiverton is located in Newport County (RI)
  • Freetown
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freetown
    • Freetown is located in Bristol County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,432 people
  • Berkley
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berkley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkley
    • Berkley is located in Bristol County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,900 people
  • North Dighton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Dighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Dighton
    • North Dighton is located in Bristol County
  • Seekonk
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seekonk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seekonk
    • Seekonk is located in Bristol County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,851 people

Unfortunately, we don't know of an official website for Swansea. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Swansea, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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