Introduction to Swansea, Massachusetts
Swansea, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 3 miles NW of Fall River, Massachusetts and 42 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick area. There are 15,901 residents in Swansea.
The town of Swansea was named after Swansea, Wales. The founder of the first Baptist Church of Wales, John Miles settled in this town during 1662. The first Baptist church of Massachusetts was relocated to Swansea in 1667. In the same year, the town of Swansea was incorporated. It was totally burned during King Philip's War, but was rebuilt soon after the end of the war in 1676. The town attracted national attention when a young, HIV positive hemophiliac named Mark Hoyle was allowed to attend public schools in 1985.
Swanseaand nearby Attractions
- Canobie Lake Park
- J.G. Luther Museum
- Children's Museum
- New England Aquarium
Things To Do In Swansea
The town of Swansea organizes entertaining adventure games. There are also several historical sites in the town. In addition, the town organizes basketball, softball, baseball and soccer leagues.
Air transportation is available from Providence International Airport.
Swansea Higher Education
The nearest university is Roger Williams University.