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Acushnet is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 10,303 at the 2010 census.
Acushnet was first settled in 1659. It has been included as a part of three separate towns throughout its history. It was formerly the northeastern section of the town of Dartmouth, which included the towns of Westport, New Bedford, and Fairhaven. In 1787, New Bedford separated from Dartmouth, and included the lands of Fairhaven and Acushnet. In 1812, Fairhaven was incorporated as a separate town, again including the lands of Acushnet. Finally, the town was officially incorporated in 1860. The name “Acushnet,” which is also the name of the river the town lies on, comes from the Wampanoag “Cushnea,” meaning “peaceful resting place near water,” originally designating the fact that the tribe which sold the land to the Puritans inhabited the lands leading up to the river.
In 1910, the Acushnet Process Company (now the Acushnet Company), was founded in the town, and continues…

Acushnet MA Skateboard Lessons!

Learn Skateboarding in a Two Week-Long School

Skateboarding is a leisure activity, a work of art, or a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been molded and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. A 2002 report by American Sports Data found that there were 18.5 million skateboarders in the world. 85 percent of…