Introduction to Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Dartmouth, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 3 miles SW of New Bedford, Massachusetts (center to center) and 52 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the New Bedford metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 30,666 people lived in Dartmouth.
Dartmouth was initially settled in 1652. The name Dartmouth was based upon the town of the same name in Devon, England. This was the place from where the Puritans left for America. The town was incorporated in 1664. Though the region started out as an agricultural community, it later developed into a resort.
Dartmouth and nearby Attractions
- Buttonswood Park Zoo
- Horseneck Beach
- Grinnell Congregate Home
- Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
- Demarest Lloyd State Park
- Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
Things To Do In Dartmouth
Dartmouth has a beach, as well as several parks. A number of rivers also flow through this town. These areas are excellent for recreational activities. People can visit the parks and the rivers of Dartmouth to relax and also participate in various activities. The are also some interesting museums are in and around Dartmouth.
New Bedford Regional Airport is just minutes from Dartmouth.
Dartmouth Higher Education
The University of Massachusetts is nearby.