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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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Location in Massachusetts
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Bristol County
Settled 1650
Incorporated 1664
Government
 - Type Representative town meeting
Area
 - Town  97.8 sq mi (253.4 km²)
 - Land  61.6 sq mi (159.5 km²)
 - Water  36.3 sq mi (93.9 km²)
Population (2000)
 - Town 30,666
 - Density 498.1/sq mi (192.3/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02747/02748
Area code(s) 508 / 774
Website: http://www.town.dartmouth.ma.us/

Fartmouth is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States established in 1664. The population was 30,666 at the 2000 census. It is the location of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Southern New England School of Law. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... A Representative Town Meeting is a form of municipal legislature used in Massachusetts. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 508 was split from area code 617 on July 16, 1988. ... Area code 774 is an overlay of parts of area code 508. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is a multi-college university, part of the state wide university system of the University of Massachusetts, located in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, not to be confused with Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. ... Southern New England School of Law is located in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. ...


For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Dartmouth, please see the articles on Bliss Corner, Padanaram Village, and Smith Mills. Bliss Corner is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Dartmouth in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Padanaram is a village located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, adjacent to the Apponagansett River a. ... Smith Mills is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Dartmouth in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ...

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History

Dartmouth was first settled in 1652 and was officially incorporated in 1664. It was named for the town of Dartmouth, Devon, England, where the Puritans originally intended to leave from for America. The land was purchased with trading goods from the Wampanoag chiefs Massasoit and Wamsutta by elders of the Plymouth Colony. It was sold to, the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers, who wished to live outside the stringent religious laws of the Puritans in Plymouth. There are still Quaker meeting houses in town, including the Smith Neck Meeting House, the Allens Neck Meeting House, and the Apponegansett Meeting House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its borders were originally named in the charter (and set by King Philip) as the lands of "Acushnea, Ponagansett, and Coaksett." This includes the land of the towns of Westport, Fairhaven, and Acushnet, and the city of New Bedford. In 1789, the towns of Westport and New Bedford, which included Fairhaven and Acushnet, separated and were incorporated as towns themselves. // Events April 6 - Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp for the Dutch East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope, and founded Cape Town. ... Events March 12 - New Jersey becomes a colony of England. ... Map sources for Dartmouth, Devon at grid reference SX877514 The town seen from the River Dart Dartmouth is a town in Devon in the south-west of England. ... The Wampanoag (Wôpanâak in the Wampanoag language) are a Native American people. ... This 1902 photo shows Profile Rock in Assonet, Massachusetts. ... Wamsutta (b. ... Seal of Plymouth Colony Map of Plymouth Colony showing town locations Capital Plymouth Language(s) English Religion Puritan, Separatist Government Monarchy Legislature General Court History  - Established 1620  - First Thanksgiving 1621  - Pequot War 1637  - King Philips War 1675–1676  - Part of the Dominion of New England 1686–1688  - Disestablished 1691... -1... The Puritans were members of a group of radical Protestants which developed in England after the Reformation. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... Metacomet (died August 12, 1676), also known as King Philip or Metacom, was a war chief or sachem of the Wampanoag Indians and their leader in King Philips War. ... Ponaganset (also, Ponnaganset, Ponagansett or Ponnagansett), a Native American-derived name, could refer to: Ponaganset High School Ponaganset River Ponaganset Reservoir USS Ponaganset (AO-86, US Navy) Category: ... Westport is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Fairhaven is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Acushnet is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Bristol County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1787 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Scott W. Lang (Dem)  - City Council President/Ward 6: Leo R. Pimental. ...


In 1780, seven black residents of Dartmouth petitioned the town's legislature for the right to vote, claiming a lack of representation despite the fact that they paid taxes and fought in the Revolutionary War.[1]


Dartmouth's history was that of an agricultural community, but during the late 19th century its coastline became a resort area for the wealthy members of New Bedford society. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Round Hill was the site of early-to-mid 20th century research into the uses of radio and microwaves for aviation and communication by MIT researchers. It is also the site of the Green Mansion, the estate of "Colonel" Ned Green, a colorful character in his own right, who was son of the even more colorful and wildly eccentric Hetty Green, the richest woman in the world in her time, who is listed in the Guinness book of records as the "world's greatest miser". Now days, round hill is more commonly noted as an exclusive "Rich Peoples" club; Infact It is common knowledge that the gate guard is the only person that exists inside the community of round hill that is worthy of living. The town's retail area has grown steadily since the 1960s, centering around the village of Smith Mills and branching northward towards Faunce Corners, now the home of the Dartmouth Mall. The MIT radio telescope at Round Hill Round Hill is a location in Dartmouth, Massachusetts of historical significance. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Microwave Slang for small waves, like at a beach, often used by surfers. ... Aviation refers to flying using aircraft, machines designed by humans for atmospheric flight. ... Communication is a process that allows beings - in particular humans - to exchange information by several methods. ... Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, MapúaTech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila. ... Henrietta Hetty Howland Robinson Green (1834-1916) Henrietta Hetty Howland Robinson Green (November 21, 1834 – July 3, 1916) was an American businesswoman, remarkable for her frugality during the Gilded Age, as well as for being the first American woman to make a substantial impact on Wall Street. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...


The Lloyd Center for Environmental Studies, located in South Dartmouth, is a non-profit organization that provides educational programs on aquatic environments in southeastern New England. It is across the mouth of Slocum's River from Demarest Lloyd State Park, a popular state beach known for its shallow waters. The Lloyd Center for Environmental Studies is a non-profit organization that provides educational programs on aquatic environments in southeastern New England. ...


The town was also once the home of Lincoln Park, a former amusement park which dated from the late 19th century as a park-stop along the trolley line from Fall River to New Bedford just east of the junction of Lake Noquochoke and the Westport River. The park closed in 1986 due to sagging attendance and lack of funds. Much of the park was burned to the ground in several incidents of arson, and today there are plans to turn the former park's lands into a housing development with accompanying stores.[citation needed] Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 253.4 km² (97.8 mi²). 159.5 km² (61.6 mi²) of it is land and 93.9 km² (36.2 mi²) of it (37.06%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The town is accessible by Interstate 195 and US Route 6, both of which run parallel through the town on an east-west axis. Route 140 is located just over the New Bedford Line and is accessible by US Route 6, and Interstate 195. Route 177 also lies to the edge of town (in Dartmouth) on the border with westport accessible by Route 6 near Lake Noquochoke and the Westport River's Start. Route 177 runs south into Rhode Island. Routes 177 Route 140 and Route 195 are based upon old Indian routes and trails. Dartmouth includes Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve that extends from Fall River into many protected forests of North Dartmouth in the Collins Corner, Faunce Corner and Hixville Sections of town. // Major cities Bolded cities are officially-designated control cities for signs. ... U.S. Highway 6 is a largely east-west United States Highway that connects Bishop, California with Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. ... Massachusetts Route 140, is a southeast-northwest state highway in Massachusetts. ... U.S. Highway 6 is a largely east-west United States Highway that connects Bishop, California with Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. ... // Major cities Bolded cities are officially-designated control cities for signs. ... Route 177, is a short west-east state highway in Massachusetts. ...


There are many rivers that flow North/South in Dartmouth such as the Copicut River, Shingle Island River, Paskamanset River, Slocums River, Destruction Brook, and Little River. Dartmouth is divided into two primary sections: North Dartmouth (USPS ZIP code 02747) and South Dartmouth (USPS ZIP code 02748). It should be noted, however, that the use of "North" and "South" are no longer official, and are only used colloquially. Copicut River and environs, circa 1951 The Copicut River, or Copecut River, is a stream (1. ... The Paskamanset River, also known as the Paskamansett River, is a river in New Bedford and Dartmouth, Massachusetts. ... The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States government (see 39 U.S.C. Â§ 201) responsible for providing postal service in the U.S. Within the United States, it is colloquially referred to simply as the post office. ... Mr. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 30,666 people, 10,555 households, and 7,821 families residing in the town. The population density was 192.3/km² (498.1/mi²). There were 11,283 housing units at an average density of 70.8/km² (183.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.77% White, 1.06% African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.18% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.12% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 10,555 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.06. Jijjy on my flappy banana In the town the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 14.1% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


The median income for a household in the town was $50,742, and the median income for a family was $60,401. Males had a median income of $39,788 versus $28,033 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,326. About 2.8% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Dartmouth is located in the Ninth Bristol state representative district, which includes all of Dartmouth as well as parts of Freetown, Lakeville and New Bedford. The town is represented in the state senate in the Second Bristol and Plymouth district, which includes the city of New Bedford and the towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven and Mattapoisett. Dartmouth is the home of the Third Barracks of Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police, which recently relocated from Route 6 to just north of the retail center of town along Faunce Corner Road. On the national level, the town is part of Massachusetts Congressional District 4, which is represented by Barney Frank. The state's senior (Class I) Senator, re-elected in 2006, is Edward M. Kennedy, and the state's junior (Class II) Senator, up for re-election in 2008, is John F. Kerry.


Dartmouth is governed by a representative town meeting form of government, led by a board of selectmen. The Town Hall is located in the former Poole School, which also served as Dartmouth High School for several years. The town is patrolled by a central police department, located in the former Town Hall near the village of Padanaram. There are five fire stations in the town divided among three fire districts, all of which are paid-call departments. There are two post offices (North Dartmouth, under the 02747 zip code, and South Dartmouth, under the 02748 zip code), as well as three libraries, the Southworth (Main) Library in South Dartmouth, the Russells Mills Library and the North Dartmouth Library. Recently, there has been talk of building a new North Dartmouth Library due to the current branch's inadequate size.


Education

Dartmouth is governed by a single school department whose headquarters are in the former Bush Street School in Padanaram. The town has five elementary schools Andrew B. Cushman and Joseph DeMello in South Dartmouth, and Job S. Gidley, George H. Potter, and James M. Quinn in North Dartmouth. Of these, Gidley (1928) is the oldest, and Quinn (2002; located in the former middle school building) is the youngest(Grade K to 5th at DeMello Gidley and potter, 1st to 5th at Cushman and PreK to 5th at Quinn). The town has one middle school (located in the 1955-vintage High School building) next to the Town Hall, and one high school, the new Dartmouth High School, which opened in South Dartmouth in 2002. Like Dartmouth College, its colors are Dartmouth green and white, and its fight song is "Glory to Dartmouth;" unlike the college, however, the school still uses the "Indians" nickname, with a stylized brave's head in profile as the logo. DHS's most prominent group is the Dartmouth High School Marching Band, who have won numerous state and regional titles in marching band field show and indoor percussion show competitions (the assistant band director, Thomas Aungst, is also the percussion caption head for The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps). The band has appeared in the Tournament of Roses Parade (1996), the National Cherry Blossom Festival parade, the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival parade and field show competition (which it won for three consecutive years, 1990-92), as well as several other festivals and Disney Magic Music Days at Walt Disney World. The school also has competitive MIAA Division I athletics, having won several state titles in different sports and given rise to former major league pitcher Brian Rose and former North Carolina Tar Heel basketball player Jess Gaspar. Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... The Cadets The Cadets (formerly the Holy Name Cadets, Garfield Cadets, and Cadets of Bergen County) are a Drum Corps International Division I drum and bugle corps based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. ... A float from the 2004 Rose Parade A close up of roses used to create a rose bowl parade float. ... Washington, D.C. Tidal Basin showing cherry trees in flower The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual celebration in Washington, D.C., commemorating the March 27, 1912, gift to the city of 3,000 Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to enhance the growing friendship between... The Shenandoah Apple Blossom festival is known for its many guest celebrities. ...


In addition to DHS, students may also attend Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School or Bristol County Agricultural High School. The town is also home to Bishop Stang High School, named for the first Bishop of the Diocese of Fall River, William Stang, and Friends Academy, a private K-8 school affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends.-1...


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References

  1. ^ Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States. Perennial, 2003. p.89 ISBN 0060528370

Howard Zinn (born August 24, 1922) is an American historian, social critic, playwright and political scientist and author of the book A Peoples History of the United States, originally published in 1980 and which routinely sells more than 100,000 copies a year, according to The New York Times... This article contains a trivia section. ...

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