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A section of Old Dartmouth near the west bank of the Acushnet River, originally called Bedford Village, was officially incorporated as the town of New Bedford in 1787 after the American Revolutionary War.
The city, along with Fall River and Taunton, make up the three largest cities in the South Coast region of Massachusetts.
New Bedford is nicknamed "The Whaling City" because during the 19th century, the city was one of the most important, if not the most important, whaling ports in the world, along with Nantucket, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut.
The tribe may have believed they were granting usage rights to the land, not giving it up permanently. While exploring New England, Bartholomew Gosnold landed on Cuttyhunk Island on May 15, 1602. Their population is believed to have been about 12,000.(Fairhaven separated from New Bedford in 1812, forming an independent town that included both present-day Fairhaven and present-day Acushnet.) In 1847 the town of New Bedford officially became a city; Abraham Hathaway Howland was elected its first mayor.At approximately the same time, New Bedford began to supplant Nantucket as the nation's preeminent whaling port, thanks to its deeper harbor and location on the mainland.