Bristol county. Berkley lies 37 miles S. from Boston, 18 E. from Providence, and 5 S. from Taunton. Population in 1837, 878. Taken from Dighton in 1735, from which it is separated from Taunton river. Some coasting vessels belong to this place, and some ship building is carried on. Assonet village, on Taunton river, is the principal place of business. The soil is light and sandy.