Establishment and former town name(s) 
3 Jul 1735: Incorporated as a town by State 1860, c 24.
Section/Villages within the town: Ball's Corner, Coulomb Manor, Long Plain, Parting Ways, Perry Hill, Slocum, Taber Hill
9 April 1875: Part annexed to New Bedford
Migration routes for early European settlers to and from Acushnet, Massachusetts included:
- WorldCat 49562661 Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts] (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), [FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997].
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. WorldCat entry; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.