Barnstable Massachusetts History
Cape Cod became famous when the second eldest son of a particular family, who had vacationed at the Cape for decades, became president. This year's Gazetteer takes a look back at the people who were involved in Cape Cod in the early years of the 20th century and the history of the country.
When George Washington's army forced their evacuation from Boston, the British fled to Massachusetts and left Sandwich in the years before the revolution. The pilgrims decided, however, that the land was too sandy to support them, and sailed across Cape Cod Bay to found Plymouth. They, William Bradford and Myles Standish, took up the idea and imagined a canal to be dug into what would become the Cape Cod Canal. Finally, in 1909, New York's August Belmont, who had launched one of the most successful sewer projects in US history, began work.
The property, now a museum, is the oldest house in New England to have been owned continuously by the same family since the 16th century.
According to investigations of the Cape Cod building, records indicate that it was built between 1763 and 1774. This year, pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, aboard the small sailing ship Mayflower to begin colonizing New England.
The Kennedy grounds are still a tourist magnet, and the JFK Museum and JFK Memorial in Hyannis remain one of Cape Cod's most popular attractions. The pilgrims settled in Plymouth in December 1620 and explored much of the outer reaches of this peninsula while riding aboard their ship, the Mayflower. But they had to put one foot on the bottom of the cape until John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy arrived.
The list includes important sites and famous historic houses, which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and represent the colonial history of the city. Some of the finest examples of this historic home can be found in Plymouth, Cape Cod, Hyannis and other parts of Massachusetts and New England.
The first parts of Cape Cod to be settled were Sandwich, Barnstable and Yarmouth, incorporated in 1639, and the old Indian Way, now called Route 6A. The unspoiled natural beauty made it a popular destination for people living in the densely populated northeastern states. Although the settlers generally used water for transportation, it was not uncommon to find Cape Codders on the water, especially in the summer months. CapeCod had refreshing beaches and a wide range of food and beverages, as well as a wide range of fishing and hunting opportunities.
Cohasset was incorporated as a district as part of Hingham and was elected as part of County Norfolk in 1793. Barnstable became a county and a county under Thomas Hinckley, then governor of the Plymouth Colony. In 1794, the towns of Plymouth, Sandwich and Yarmouth and the town of Barnstable were incorporated into Plymouth County, while the "Hingham and Hull" settlement in Suffolk County and Norfolk County was reincorporated into Suffolk County in spite of their protests in the same year.
Barnstable is home to Barnstable College, a two-year college affiliated with Suffolk University in Boston. The Probate and Family Court has been organized at the Massachusetts county level since the county was founded.
The history of the old prison began in 1965 when the Plymouth Colony was divided into Barnstable, which consisted of four counties: Plymouth, Middlesex, Hampshire, Suffolk and Worcester. In 2004, the current Barnstable County Correctional Institution was established on the site of a former prison in Plymouth County, on the corner of the main and main roads.
The building is now housed in the Sturgis Library, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the building and the unique history of Cape Cod. Members who do not live in the Boston area can appreciate the library's special collection, which includes more than 100,000 books, manuscripts, photos and other materials. The library offers a wide variety of books about the history and culture of Barnstable and its people. Lothrop is a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society and a regular contributor to the New England Journal of History. His collection includes the first edition of his book "Cape Cod History," which has been published quarterly since 1847 and contains a collection of photographs from the early years of his existence.
The local history clubs offer a wealth of information, from little-known facts about the history of Barnstall and its inhabitants to the most important historical events in the city's history.
The Barnstall Historical Society, Barnstable, Mass. - Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States of America, 1812 - 1845.
The Barnstall Historical Society, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States of America, 1812 - 1845, "History of the State of Massachusetts" (1843).
Note: This record was copied in 1893 by the Barnstable County Historical Society, "History of the State of Massachusetts, 1812 - 1845" (1843). This land was part of the then Plymouth Colony, from which the Pilgrim founders came.