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Bristol County, Massachusetts

02725, 02726

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Somerset is approximately 18,570 (2005), 18165 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,614 (1990), 7087 (2010).
The amount of land area in Somerset is 21.012 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Somerset is 8.11 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 10.015 sq kilometers.
The distance from Somerset to Washington DC is 376 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 41 miles. (as the crow flies)
Somerset is positioned 41.73 degrees north of the equator and 71.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Somerset elevation is 50 feet above sea level.
Somerset median income is $ 51,770 (2000).
The Somerset median home price is $ 144,800 (2000).
Somerset average annual precipitation is 47.3 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 30.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 73.5 degrees F.


In southeastern Massachusetts across the Taunton River from Fall River, about 40 miles south of Boston. Other nearby communities include Swansea, Ocean Grove, Dighton, Tiverton and North Westport.
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History & History Related Items

Known first as Pottersville because of the potteries in operation in the area, it was incorporated as Somerset in 1790. The town runs along the Taunton River and Mount Hope Bay. Lee's River also runs along the western portion of the town. Long ago, the main industry in Somerset was farming, but now two large power plants, Montaup Electric and New England Power, are the main industries, with retail and service businesses in large numbers.

Here is a history page for Somerset.
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The incorporation of Somerset

20 February 1790


Village Waterfront Park for boating and picnicking and other recreation
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Somerset City Government

Town of Somerset
140 Wood Street
Somerset, MA 02726
Phone: 508-646-2800

The form of government in Somerset is a Board of Selectmen and a Town Administrator with an open town meeting.

Somerset Schools

Chace Street School
538 Chace St.
Somerset, MA
Phone: 508-324-3160
North Elementary School
580 Whetstone Hill Road
Somerset, MA
Phone: 508-324-3170
South School
700 Read St.
Somerset, MA
Phone: 508-324-3180
Wilbur School
816 Brayton Point Road
Phone: 508-324-3190
Somerset Middle School
1141 Brayton Ave.
Somerset, MA
Phone: 508-324-3140
Somerset High School
625 County St.
Somerset, MA
Phone: 508-324-3115 Somerset


The population of Somerset was:
1990 - 17,655
2000 - 18,234
2005 - 18,570

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