Swansea, Massachusetts

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Swansea is a town in Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts.wikipedia
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Hortonville, Massachusetts

Hortonville
The villages of Hortonville, Barneyville and Ocean Grove are located in the town.
Hortonville is a village in the town of Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.

Ocean Grove, Massachusetts

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The villages of Hortonville, Barneyville and Ocean Grove are located in the town.
Ocean Grove is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Swansea in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States on the north shore of Mount Hope Bay near the Cole River.

John Myles

John Miles
John Miles, the founder of the first Baptist Church in Wales, moved to Swansea in 1662/3.
John Myles, also known as John Miles, (c. 1621–1683) was the founder of Swansea, Massachusetts and founder of the earliest recorded Baptist churches in Wales (U.K.) and Massachusetts (U.S.A.).

Rehoboth, Massachusetts

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Parts of its territory were originally part of Rehoboth, Massachusetts. The town is bordered by Dighton on the northeast, Somerset on the east, Mount Hope Bay on the south, Warren, Rhode Island, on the southwest, Barrington, Rhode Island, on the west, and Seekonk and Rehoboth to the north.
Early Rehoboth, known as "Old Rehoboth," included all of what is now Seekonk, Massachusetts, and East Providence, Rhode Island, as well as parts of the nearby communities of Attleboro, North Attleborough, Swansea, and Somerset in Massachusetts, and Barrington, Bristol, Warren, Pawtucket, Cumberland, and Woonsocket in Rhode Island.

Barrington, Rhode Island

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What is now Barrington, Rhode Island (part of Massachusetts until 1747) was separated from the rest of Swansea in 1717, over religious differences. The town is bordered by Dighton on the northeast, Somerset on the east, Mount Hope Bay on the south, Warren, Rhode Island, on the southwest, Barrington, Rhode Island, on the west, and Seekonk and Rehoboth to the north.
It was founded by Congregationalist separatists from Swansea, Massachusetts and incorporated in 1717.

Bristol County, Massachusetts

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Swansea is a town in Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts.
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First Baptist Church in Swansea

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In 1667 the first Baptist church in Massachusetts relocated to Swansea from Rehoboth after experiencing religious intolerance there, and Swansea was incorporated as an independent town.
The First Baptist Church and Society is an historic Baptist church on Baptist Street in Swansea, Massachusetts.

King Philip's War

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On June 20, 1675, the first Indian attack of King Philip's War had all 70 settlers confined to their stockade.
A band of Pokanokets attacked several isolated homesteads in the small Plymouth colony settlement of Swansea on June 20, 1675.

Warren, Rhode Island

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The town is bordered by Dighton on the northeast, Somerset on the east, Mount Hope Bay on the south, Warren, Rhode Island, on the southwest, Barrington, Rhode Island, on the west, and Seekonk and Rehoboth to the north.
Massasoit and his oldest son sold to certain Plymouth Colony settlers what is now Warren and parts of Barrington, Rhode Island, Swansea, Massachusetts, and Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

Swansea Mall

Much of the town's retail businesses are located along the highways, with the area around the junction of U.S. Route 6 and Massachusetts Route 118 being the location of Swansea Mall, a large single-level mall that is the center of the retail district.
Swansea Mall is a regional shopping mall located in Swansea, Massachusetts.

Somerset, Massachusetts

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The town is bordered by Dighton on the northeast, Somerset on the east, Mount Hope Bay on the south, Warren, Rhode Island, on the southwest, Barrington, Rhode Island, on the west, and Seekonk and Rehoboth to the north.
Somerset is bordered by Swansea on the west, Dighton on the north, Fall River on the east (across the Taunton River), and Bristol, Rhode Island, to the south.

Mount Hope Bay

The town is bordered by Dighton on the northeast, Somerset on the east, Mount Hope Bay on the south, Warren, Rhode Island, on the southwest, Barrington, Rhode Island, on the west, and Seekonk and Rehoboth to the north.
At the north end of the bay are the towns of Warren, Rhode Island, Swansea, Massachusetts, and Somerset, Massachusetts.

Seekonk, Massachusetts

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The town is bordered by Dighton on the northeast, Somerset on the east, Mount Hope Bay on the south, Warren, Rhode Island, on the southwest, Barrington, Rhode Island, on the west, and Seekonk and Rehoboth to the north.
It is bordered by Rehoboth to the east, Barrington, Rhode Island and Swansea to the south, East Providence and Pawtucket, Rhode Island to the west, and Attleboro to the north.

Lees River

Part of the town's border with Somerset is made up of the Lees River.
The Lees River or Lee's River, shown on federal maps as the Lee River, is a 2.9 mi tidal river that forms part of the boundary between Swansea and Somerset, Massachusetts.

Dighton, Massachusetts

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The town is bordered by Dighton on the northeast, Somerset on the east, Mount Hope Bay on the south, Warren, Rhode Island, on the southwest, Barrington, Rhode Island, on the west, and Seekonk and Rehoboth to the north.
Dighton is bordered by Rehoboth to the west, Swansea to the southwest, Somerset to the south, the Taunton River and the town of Berkley to the east, and the city of Taunton to the north.

Cole River

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The Cole, Kickamuit and Palmer rivers also pass through the town on their way south to Mount Hope Bay (for the Kickamuit, Cole and Lees rivers) and Narragansett Bay (for the Palmer).
It flows 11.8 mi from its headwaters in Dighton, Massachusetts through the towns of Rehoboth and Swansea into Mount Hope Bay, an arm of Narragansett Bay.

Massachusetts Route 103

Route 103
The area along Route 103 between the Lees River and the Cole River is also an area for retail, with many smaller businesses lining the road.
It begins in Swansea at the Warren line, heading eastward as Wilbur Avenue.

Palmer River (Massachusetts–Rhode Island)

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The Cole, Kickamuit and Palmer rivers also pass through the town on their way south to Mount Hope Bay (for the Kickamuit, Cole and Lees rivers) and Narragansett Bay (for the Palmer).
After the two branches converge, the river flows roughly south-southwest through Rehoboth and Swansea before crossing into Rhode Island and flowing between Barrington and Warren for its last few miles.

Kickamuit River

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The Cole, Kickamuit and Palmer rivers also pass through the town on their way south to Mount Hope Bay (for the Kickamuit, Cole and Lees rivers) and Narragansett Bay (for the Palmer).
The river's source is in Rehoboth, Massachusetts in the swamps north of Locust Street in Swansea.

Joseph Case High School

Joseph Case HS
The Swansea Public Schools serve the town, with four elementary schools (Joseph G. Luther Elementary School at Luther's Corner, Gardner Elementary School in the South Swansea-Ocean Grove neighborhood, Elizabeth S. Brown Elementary School near the town center, and Mark Hoyle Elementary School in North Swansea), as well as Joseph Case Junior High School and Joseph Case High School, both located in the town center.
Joseph Case High School is a 4 year public high school located in Swansea, Massachusetts.

Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School

Diman Regional Voc Tech High School
High school students also have the option of attending Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River, or Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton.
The high school serves a regional school district comprising the city of Fall River, and the surrounding towns of Somerset, Swansea and Westport.

Massachusetts's 4th congressional district

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On the national level, the town is part of Massachusetts's 4th congressional district, which is represented by Joseph Kennedy III.
:Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Easton, Fall River: Ward 4, Precinct C; Ward 5, Precinct B1 and C; Ward 6, Precinct C1; and Wards 7, 8, and 9, Freetown, Mansfield, North Attleborough, Norton, Raynham: Precincts 1A, 2A, 3, and 4, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, and Taunton.

Warren A. Cole

Warren A. Cole, founder of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity
Warren Albert Cole (15 November 1889 – 29 December 1968), born in Swansea, Massachusetts, was a businessman and lawyer and is known as the founder of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.

Oliver Chace

Oliver Chace, founder of what is today Berkshire Hathaway; born in Swansea
Chace was born on August 24, 1769 in Swansea, Massachusetts, to Jonathan Chace and Mary Earle, members of well known Yankee families in New England who had come from England in 1630 in the Puritan fleet with Governor John Winthrop.

Benjamin Brown (politician)

Benjamin Brown
Benjamin Brown (politician), member of the United States Congress; born in Swansea
Born in Swansea, Massachusetts, Brown studied medicine and began his medical practice in Waldoboro, Lincoln County, Maine.