Cole River

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Map of Cole River showing the tidal portion near the village of Ocean Grove
View of Cole River from Ocean Grove

The Cole River is located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. It flows 11.8 miles (19.0 km)[1] from its headwaters in Dighton, Massachusetts through the towns of Rehoboth and Swansea into Mount Hope Bay, an arm of Narragansett Bay. The Cole River becomes tidal after crossing under the G.A.R. Highway (U.S. Route 6) in Swansea.[2]

Named tributaries[edit]

  • Cole Brook (from Rehoboth, Massachusetts)


in Dighton, Massachusetts:

  • Wellington Street
  • Cedar Street

in Swansea, Massachusetts:

  • Lewis Street
  • Baker Street
  • Hortonville Road
  • Wood Street
  • Milford Street
  • G.A.R. Highway (U.S. Route 6)
  • Interstate 195
  • Route 103

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2016-06-30 at the Wayback Machine, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ USGS Quadrangle Maps