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Berkley

Bristol County,

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The population of Berkley is approximately 6,375 (2005).
The approximate number of families is 1,885 (2000).

The amount of land area in Berkley is 42.84 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Berkley is 16.54 sq. miles.
The distance from Berkley to Washington DC is 383 miles. The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 35 miles. (as the crow flies)
Berkley is positioned 41.83 degrees north of the equator and 71.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Berkley elevation is 80 feet above sea level.
Berkley per capita income is $14,639 (1999).
Berkley median income is $66,295 (2000).

The Berkley median home price is $168,100 (2000).

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Location

Berkley location: about five miles south of Taunton in southern Massachusetts. Berkley is bordered by Dighton on the west, Taunton on the north, Lakeville on the east, and Freetown on the south. Berkley is 12 miles north of Fall River, 42 miles south of Boston, 21 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island and 198 miles from New York. Other nearby communities include Raynham Center, Somerset and North Lakeville.

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Climate & Weather

Berkley average annual precipitation is 46.7 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 25.9 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 71.2 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Berkley history:

Though the soil was quite stony, the area still has supported many people over the years. The local Indians lived here because of the shellfish and water fowl resources. The same resources plus the woodlands also drew the first European settlers. During King Philip's War, most people left the area and went back to Taunton for safety.

Berkley was named for Bishop George Berkeley. He wasn't from the community, but his name was selected in 1735 when parts of Dighton and Taunton were taken to form the new community. The second "e" was accidentally dropped from the name at a later date. Myricks Village became part of Berkley in 1879. Previous names for Myricks Village were Myrickville and Myricksville.
The incorporation date of Berkley: 1735 (town)

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Attractions

Berkley attractions:

The Bridge Village Heritage Park
the Bridge Village Heritage Park is located at 70 Elm Street near the Berkley-Dighton Bridge. The bridge is possibly the oldest swing span bridge in the state. The park opened in October 2006. With no motored boats allows, the lake is an ideal place for fisherman, picnics and families

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