is the sixth largest city in Massachusetts, USA. Covering 24 sq mi (62.2 sq km), it has a population of 95,000 people (2011 estimate). The city is located in Bristol County, on the southern part of Massachusetts, at the estuary of the Acushnet River as it empties into Buzzards Bay.
Duff Building, downtown New Bedfordhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Downtown_New_Bedford_MA.jpg
More on New Bedford
The inhabitants of the area, before the arrival of Europeans were the Wampanoag tribe of Native Americans. The first Europeans arrived here in 1652. Settlers of the Plymouth Colony bought land from the Wampanoag chief Massasoit (whether this was done legitimately has become a matter of controversy) which soon led to troubles between the settlers and the Indians.
The town of New Bedford was incorporated in 1787. Until the beginning of the 19th century, the early settlers were mostly Protestants of English, Scottish and Welsh ancestry. They were joined in the 19th century by Irish, Portuguese and Polish immigrants who built Catholic churches in the area. By the early 20th century, Jewish immigrants were also settling in the town.
New Baptist Church, New Bedfordhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:First_Baptist_New_Bedford.jpg
From the early 18th century until the early 20th century, New Bedford was a major whaling port. In addition it had the first petroleum refinery in the United States. The city also had a textile industry that only declined with the Great Depression.
Today the economy of New Bedford depends on fishing, manufacturing and healthcare. Tourism is a secondary but growing industry in the area.
Visiting New Bedford
Interstate 195 is the main highway passing through New Bedford. Other highways in the city include Routes 140 and 6.
New Bedford Fire Museumhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New_Bedford_Fire_Museum.jpg
Places of Interest in New Bedford
- Buttonwood Park Zoo
One of the finest small zoos in the United States, a place for children and adult alike to view animals from around the world.
- Fort Taber & Fort Rodman Site and Military Museum
Public park preserving the site of the historic forts at the southern tip of the New Bedford peninsula.
- New Bedford Art Museum
Museum showcasing the works of artists from mostly the Massachusetts South Coast area.
- New Bedford Museum of Glass
Museum celebrating glass, with display of glass artifacts from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Ancient Rome and more.
- New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park
Waterfront park with visitor center recalling the bygone days of whaling in the city. Among the sights here include the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum and the Seaman's Bethel.
Add your business/shop to my site
How would you like to have your business or shop added to this website, so that would-be customers can easily find you? This website provides place information of the whole world, with special emphasis on Malaysia and Singapore.
If you has a shop or business anywhere in Malaysia or Singapore, with a physical location, you may have your shop listed on one of the pages of this site. For example, a shop in Cheras will be placed on the Cheras page, another in Kota Bharu is listed in the Kota Bharu page, and so on. You only need to pay a one-time fee, and your shop will be listed for you for as long as this site is still running. There are different placement plans available. To find out more, CONTACT ME
If you're travelling somewhere, look for accommodation using the Search Hotel engine below. It helps you find the online booking site that offers the best rates for the room you want.
Book your hotel room here
If you're traveling somewhere soon, book your hotel room online with Agoda. Agoda offers the best prices on 2,000,000+ properties worldwide. Click here
to find the room you want.
Looking for a book? Get it from Book Depository with free delivery worldwide!
I have just discovered Book Depository
, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, and I love it. This is where you can buy books and have them sent to you. But unlike Amazon, when you purchase using Book Depository, you enjoy free delivery worldwide. Give it a try today!
Hire a car
| Our Recipes
| Facebook Posts
| Just Curious
| Not In The Dictionary
| Our Flowering Garden
My YouTube Videos
Check out my YouTube Channel
and don't forget to subscribe!
The United States of America, so much to explore!
Let me show you the United States - pick a state and start exploring!
About Timothy Tye
Welcome to my website, Discover with Timothy Tye
. I started it in 2003 to freely share information about places. Today it has close to thirty thousand pages. I have been writing this website full time since 1 November 2007, and continue to do so as a means to satisfy my curiosity about the world around me. I am happy if the information I have assembled is useful to you. Please follow me on Facebook
As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News
to those who need it all over the world. If you wish to contact me, please submit the contact form
. Thanks again, don't forget to follow me on Facebook
Malaysia Travel Tips!
My Malaysia Travel Tips
has useful information on every state in Malaysia (Johor
, Negeri Sembilan
) and every major city and destination (Kuala Lumpur
, Johor Bahru
, Cameron Highlands
, Kota Kinabalu
, Alor Setar
, Petaling Jaya
, Kota Bharu
, Kuala Terengganu
) and hundreds of smaller towns.
Singapore Travel Tips!
In addition to covering Malaysia, I have created the travel tips for Singapore. Please visit my Singapore Travel Tips
for browse through the pages there.
This website is hosted on Bluehost
, one of the biggest web hosting companies in the world.
Copyright © 2003-2019 Timothy Tye
. All Rights Reserved.