Foundations of America

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Assonet

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It comes from the Wompanoag word Assonet meaning “at the rock” or place of rocks”  The meaning most likely comes from Dighton Rock, which is a rock in the taunton river next to Assonet neck.  Shortly after the British colonized here the Wompanoag’s song them the territory in 1659 and settles farther west.  King Phillips war was fought on the area known as Assonet that was then owned by the Wampanoag tribe.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assonet,_Massachusetts

 

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