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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].
14 September 1694: Established as a town, formerly a tract of land called "Satuckett" (Prov. Laws, Vol. 1, p. 181)
Section/Villages within the town: East Harwich, Harwich Center, Harwichport, North Harwich, Pleasant Lake, South Harwich, West Harwich
Wikipedia: Harwich, Massachusetts
14 Jul 1772: Part annexed to Eastham.
9 February 1803: Part established as Brewster, with a proviso that certain estates of remonstrants be allowed to remain in Harwich.
21 June 1811: The Daniel Rogers estate in Harwich annexed to Brewster.
25 April 1848: Part of Brewster annexed.
4 April 1862: Bounds between Harwich and Orleans established.
14 April 1862: Bounds between Harwich and Chatham established.
12 July 1945: Bounds between Harwich and Dennis established.
8 May 1947: Act of July 12, 1945, amended and bounds between Harwich and Dennis established.