Place:East Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

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NameEast Freetown
TypeVillage
Coordinates41.767°N 70.95°W
Located inBristol, Massachusetts, United States
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East Freetown is one of two villages in the town of Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. Added to the town in 1747, East Freetown was originally an outpost settlement of Tiverton, Rhode Island, then a part of Massachusetts. It rests on the shore of Long Pond.

History

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East Freetown was made a part of Freetown as a result of the Pocasset Purchase of 1747. It remained less economically developed and industrialized than its sister village, Assonet well into the 20th century. The village was the birthplace of Massachusetts Governor Marcus Morton.

Historic District

The East Freetown Historic District has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1999. It contains many buildings, sites, and features of local historical significance. The district is located roughly along Howland, Gurney, Washburn County Roads. The village was established in 1727 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

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