Welcome to Fairhaven, MA, History

The town of Fairhaven, MA, has a long and rich history dating back to its first settlement in the 1600s by early Plymouth colonists, including John Cooke, one of the original Mayflower passengers, and his cousin Lt. Jonathan Delano, and ancestor of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


On these pages you can learn about many aspects of Fairhaven's history in stories written by the town's own "Mr. History Person." You'll also find other historical resources such as transcriptions of historical documents, reprints of out-of-print material, photos and links to other historical web sites.

The most recently posted article appears below. Other articles may be found by clicking on the Table of Contents tab above.

Enjoy your visit and send any input to MrHistoryPerson@gmail.com.