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Fairhaven Bank - 1839 or 1840 dated Massachusetts Check - Americana

Inv# CK1293   Check
State(s): Massachusetts
Years: 1839 or 1840
Color: Black Print

Early Check. Fairhaven, MA is adjacent to New Bedford and was also a major whaling port. These checks were drawn during the peak years of the whaling industry. Fairhaven is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. It is located on the South Coast of Massachusetts where the Acushnet River flows into Buzzards Bay, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. The town shares a harbor with the city of New Bedford, a place well known for its whaling and fishing heritage; consequently, Fairhaven's history, economy, and culture are closely aligned with those of its larger neighbor. The population of Fairhaven was 15,924 at the time of the 2020 census. Fairhaven was first settled in 1659 as "Cushnea," the easternmost part of the town of Dartmouth. It was founded on land purchased by English settlers at the Plymouth Colony from the Wampanoag sachem Massasoit, and his son, Wamsutta. Read more at,_Massachusetts

The Ezekiel Sawin House is a historic house located in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The two-story, wood-framed house was built between 1840 and 1844 by Ezekiel Sawin, president of the Fairhaven Bank. It is an elaborate and distinctive expression of Greek Revival styling, with a wraparound porch supported by Ionic columns, and wide corner pilasters. The house also has some Federal elements including a balustrade at the edge of the roof. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 1979. Read more at

Condition: Excellent
Item ordered may not be exact piece shown. All original and authentic.
Price: $19.00