Introduction to Acushnet, Massachusetts
Acushnet, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 3 miles NE of New Bedford, Massachusetts (center to center) and 47 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the New Bedford metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 10,161 people lived in Acushnet.
Acushnet was first settled in the year 1659. Throughout its history, it has been included as a part of three separate towns. Formerly, it was the northeastern section of the town of Dartmouth, which included the towns of New Bedford, Westport and Fairhaven. Later, in the year 1787, New Bedford separated from Dartmouth and included the lands of Fairhaven and Acushnet. Fairhaven was incorporated as a separate town, again including the lands of Acushnet in the year 1812. The city was officially incorporated in the year 1860. The name "Acushnet" comes from the name of the river that runs through the town.
Acushnet and nearby Attractions
- Chipaway Stables
- The Candleworks
- St Anthony of Padua Parish
- New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
- New Bedford Whaling Museum
- New Bedford City Hall
Things To Do In Acushnet
Acushnet has some lovely historic sites that are worth visiting. For food lovers, Acushnet offers an array of restaurants and cafés that serve a wide selection of mouthwatering foods. These are also many great places to relax with family members and friends.
Boston Logan International airport is the closest major destination for air travel.
Acushnet Higher Education
University Of Massachusetts-Dartmouth serves the city.