About Berkley

Introduction to Berkley, Massachusetts

Berkley, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 4 miles S of Taunton, Massachusetts (center to center) and 35 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.

Berkley History

Berkley was originally settled in 1638, and was incorporated in 1735. It was named in honor of George Berkeley, the philosopher and Bishop who lived in Newport, Rhode Island from 1728 to 1731. Prior to ncorporation, Berkley was part of Taunton and Dighton in Massachusetts. It is located in Bristol County, which was formed on June 2, 1685 out of Plymouth Colony.

Berkley and Nearby Attractions

  • Dighton Rock State Park
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • Dighton Rock Museum
  • Capron Park Zoo
  • Bridge Village Heritage Park
  • Slater Mill Historic Site
Things To Do In Berkley

Berkley is home to Dighton Rock State Park. The Threemile River and Assonet River provides opportunities for swimming, boating, and fishing. The Dighton Rock Museum is another popular attraction. Other places often visited include the Bridge Village Heritage Park, Freetown Fall River State Forest, Slater Mill Historic Site, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, and the Children's Museum in Easton. The John F. Parker Golf Course offers opportunities to play golf.

Berkley Transportation

General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Berkley Higher Education

Bristol Community College, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, and Bridgewater State College are nearby colleges.


People
Total Population 6,547
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,393
Age of the Population 41

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Updated: 17th November, 2018 5:18 AM.