Shumatuscacant River and environs
Shumatuscacant River and environs

The Shumatuscacant River is an 8.8-mile-long (14.2 km)[1] river running through Abington and Whitman, Massachusetts. It forms part of the Taunton River Watershed.

The river arises in a wetland just west of Vineyard Road, Abington, and flows to Poor Meadow Brook in Hanson, which then flows southwest to Robbins Pond. From there, the Satucket River originates in Robbins Pond and meanders west to join the Matfield River in East Bridgewater, thence to the Taunton River. Island Grove Pond formed in the 1700s when a dam was built on the Shumatuscacant River.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011

Coordinates: 42°08′25″N 70°57′37″W / 42.14028°N 70.96028°W / 42.14028; -70.96028