Falmouth, Massachusetts

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United States > Massachustts > Barnstable County > Falmouth

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Establishment and former town name(s)

Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), [FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997].

7 June 1670: Suckanesset bounds mentioned. (Ply. Col. Rec., Vol. V, p. 41.)

7 June 1681: Bounds between Suckanesset and Sandwich established.

4 June 1686: Suckanesset established as a town, "... to become a township and have the previledges of a town..." (Ply. Col. Rec., Vol. VI, p. 189.)

14 September 1694: Falmouth mentioned in the tax act. (Prov. Laws, Vol. I,p. 178.)

28 November 1735: Bounds between Falmouth and lands of the proprietors of Mashpee confirmed.

17 March 1841: A tract of land formerly in the plantation of Mashpee annexed.

19 March 1880: Bounds between Falmouth and Sandwich established.

18 June 1885: Bounds between Falmouth and Mashpee established.

15 May 1990: Town charter adopted.

Archiac name:

Sacconeesett, Scipuiszet, Seipuiszet, Suckanesset

Section/Villages within the town: Acapesket, Ashumet Pond, Chapaquoit, Davisville, East End (extinct), East Falmouth, Falmouth Heights, Falmouth Village, Hatchville, Maravista, Megansetts, Menauhant, North Falmouth (previously called Neyville), Otis Air Force Base, Quissett, Saconnesset, Silver Beach, Sippiwessett, Teaticket, Waquoit, West Falmouth, Woods Hole. Wikipedia: Falmouth, Massachusetts

Boundary Changes

5 March 1678: Eastham and purchasers on both sides to settle the bounds.

16 June 1763: Part established as the district of Wellfeet.

14 July 1772: Part of Harwich annexed.

3 March 1797: Part established as Orleans

9 March 1839: Part annexed to Orleans.

26 April 1847: Part annexed to Wellfeet.

23 March 1867: Bounds between Eastham and Orleans established and part of each town annexed to the other town.

6 May 1887: Bounds beteen tidewaters of Eastham and Wellfleet established.

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