Taunton (Massachusetts)

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Coordinates 41°54′00″N 71°05′25″W
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Bristol
Settled 1637
Incorporated (Town) 1639
Incorporated (City) 1864
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
ZIP Codes 02718, 02780, 02783
Area code(s) 508 / 774
FIPS code 25-69170
GNIS feature ID 0613154
Website www.taunton-ma.gov
Government (Type) Strong mayor / Council
Government (Mayor) Shaunna O'Connell (R)
Government (Council) Taunton City Council
Government (Council President) Phillip Duarte (D)
Government (Total) 48.41 sq mi (125.39 km2)
Government (Land) 46.71 sq mi (120.97 km2)
Government (Water) 1.71 sq mi (4.42 km2)
Area (Total) 48.41 sq mi (125.39 km2)
Area (Land) 46.71 sq mi (120.97 km2)
Area (Water) 1.71 sq mi (4.42 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 59,408
Population (2020) (Density) 1,271.90/sq mi (491.08/km2)
Population (2020) (Demonym) Tauntonian

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Taunton is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the seat of Bristol County. Taunton is situated on the Taunton River which winds its way through the city on its way to Mount Hope Bay, 10 miles (16 km) to the south. At the 2020 census, the city had a population of 59,408. Shaunna O'Connell is the mayor of Taunton. Founded in 1637 by members of the Plymouth Colony, Taunton is one of the oldest towns in the United States. The Native Americans called the region Cohannet, Tetiquet and Titicut before the arrival of the Europeans. Taunton is also known as the "Silver City", as it was a historic center of the silver industry beginning in the 19th century when companies such as Reed & Barton, F. B. Rogers, Poole Silver, and others produced fine-quality silver goods in the city.

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