Seekonk is a town in Bristol County Massachusetts on the MA border with RI. It was incorporated in 1812 from the western half of Rehoboth. The population was 14,371 at the 2016 census. Until 1862, the town of Seekonk also included what is now the City of East Providence. The land in the western half of the town was given to Rhode Island by the US Supreme Court as part of a longstanding boundary dispute with Massachusetts.
According to the US Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 18.4 square miles of which, 18.3 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. The total area is 0.54% water. It is bordered by Rehoboth to the east, Barrington and Swansea to the south, East Providence and Pawtucket to the west, and Attleboro to the north. Much of the population is concentrated in two areas; one, the Lebanon Mills and Perrins Crossing neighborhoods in the north, and the other, the southern neighborhoods of Luthers Corners and South Seekonk, mostly located between Interstate 195 and Route 44. Seekonk is just five miles ) east of Providence. and is 48 miles southwest of Boston.
The town has two golf courses Ledgemont Country Club (private), Pawtucket Country Club (private) . Slater Park in Pawtucket lies just over the Seekonk line, next to Pawtucket Country Club. The Town lies within two watershed areas, the Ten Mile River Watershed and the Narragansett Bay Watershed.
Seekonk has its own public school system, with four active schools. The town has two elementary schools: Mildred H. Aitken Elementary School (serving the north and central parts of town), and George R. Martin Elementary School (serving the south). North Elementary School, which celebrated its 95th anniversary in 2006, was closed during the summer of 2006 due to budget cuts. Dr. Kevin M. Hurley Middle School, recently renamed for a popular town educator, is located along Route 152 and serves the entire town’s 6th through 8th grade population. Seekonk High School is located near the center of town. Its athletics teams are nicknamed the “Warriors,” and its school colors are Columbia blue, navy blue, and white though traditionally the school colors are Columbia blue and white. Seekonk is the southernmost member of the Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School district High school students may also choose to attend Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton or any of a number of religious schools in the surrounding communities (the closest school in-state being Bishop Feehan high school in Attleboro).
Seekonk can certainly keep you busy! For those who want action, check out Seekonk Speedway or Monster Golf. There are several antique shops and Caratunk Wildlife Refuge is for the great outdoorsman or woman. For you shoppers, all of Route 6 has any store you could ever want from home renovations to home decor to clothing, mattresses, furniture, shoes and your typical Target, Stop & Shop, Home Depot and too many to name. You will also find nail, lash and hair salons, a fitness club and a large hotel. Do you like to eat out but stay close to home? Check out these great options:
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