Towns – Fairhaven

Fairhaven, Massachusetts 02719

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts is located only a few miles from Cape Cod on Buzzards Bay. Walking tours are provided by the Office of Tourism to share Fairhaven’s rich history with visitors. Fairhaven’s economy is supported by a solid fishing community. Fairhaven was home to Captain Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail around the world alone. Fairhaven was also once home to America’s largest tack mill.

Today, retail has become the dominant source of income in Fairhaven.

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Settled: 1670
Incorporated: 1812
County: Bristol

Fairhaven, MA Population:
2008: 16,112
2000: 16,159
1990: 16,132

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