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(N., S., E., W.) (Harwichport) (Pleasant Lake)

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Harwich, Massachusetts, USA

Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA

Named for Harwich, England, it was settled about 1655 and incorporated in 1694. Once a whaling and shipbuilding centre, its economy is now based largely on cranberry cultivation and summer tourism. britannica.com

Harwich includes: Harwichport and Pleasant Lake


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  • 1670 - Harwich is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1694 - Harwich is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - HARWICH. [Pop. 2,930. Inc. 1694.]
    Harwich once included Brewster, which was the oldest settlement of the two.

    Long Pond has an outlet, called Herring River, of which some us...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Harwich / Harwich Port
    Harwich, a post-township of Barnstable county, Massachusetts, 90 miles S. E. from Boston. Population, 3258.

    Harwich Port, a post-office of Barnsta...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    HARWICH, a township of Barnstable co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 89 m. SE of Boston, bordered on the S by the Atlantic, and watered by Long...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - House Fire
    The dwelling of Nathan Dowry, in Harwich, Mass., was destroyed by fire on the evening of the 3d, and his only children, two little girls, aged six and...Read MORE...


  • Harwich Massachusetts, 1890
    Harwich, one of the most characteristic and pleasant of the Cape Cod towns, lies on its south side, about midway of Barnstable County, southeast from ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Harwich / Harwichport / South Harwich
    Harwich, a post-village of Barnstable co, Mass. in Harwich township, and on the Old Colony Railroad (Cape Cod division), 84 miles S.E. of Boston. It h...Read MORE...


  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    West Harwich, Mass., Main St. Showing P.O. and Baptist Church
  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    The Belmont

    "Hotel Belmont was built in 1894 on 22 acres between the mouth of Herring River and the Dennis / Harwich town line. In its heyday, the lobby boasted Cape Cod's first stock market ticker tape machine, and the elegant wooden resort was... Read MORE...

  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    "Edgewood", West Harwich, Mass., 1905
  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    Wychmere Harbor along West Shore, Harwichport, Mass.
  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    View of Beach and Hotel, West Harwich, Mass., 1908
  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street and Bridge, West Harwich, Mass., 1908
  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    Beach at Harwichport, Mass.
  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    The Beach, Looking South, West Harwich, Mass.
  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Mill, Harwich, Mass. (150 Years Old) (1910)
  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    Cottages at Camp Grounds, Harwichport, Mass., 1911
  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    Congregational Church, Harwich Centre, Mass.
  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street Residential Section, Harwich Centre, Mass.
  • 1916
    Harwich, a banking post-village of Barnstable co., Mass., in Harwich township (town), and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 12 miles E. of B...Read MORE...


  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, West Harwich, Cape Cod, Mass.
  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    Warehouse of Ocean Spray Cranberry Preserving Company
    Packers of Ocean Spray Brand, Ready to Serve Cranberry Sauce Sold the World Over, 1928
  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    Pilgrim Congregational Church, Harwichport, Cape Cod, Mass.
  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    Holy Trinity Catholic Church, West Harwich, Mass.
  • Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office, Harwichport, Cape Cod, Mass., 1955


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The Belmont

"Hotel Belmont was built in 1894 on 22 acres between the mouth of Herring River and the Dennis / Harwich town line. In its heyday, the lobby boasted Cape Cod's first stock market ticker tape machine, and the elegant wooden resort was... Read MORE...

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West Harwich, Mass., Main St. Showing P.O. and Baptist Church

Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
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"Edgewood", West Harwich, Mass., 1905

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Wychmere Harbor along West Shore, Harwichport, Mass.

Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
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View of Beach and Hotel, West Harwich, Mass., 1908

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Main Street and Bridge, West Harwich, Mass., 1908

Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
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Old Mill, Harwich, Mass. (150 Years Old) (1910)


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Beach at Harwichport, Mass.

Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
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The Beach, Looking South, West Harwich, Mass.

Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
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Cottages at Camp Grounds, Harwichport, Mass., 1911

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Main Street Residential Section, Harwich Centre, Mass.

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Congregational Church, Harwich Centre, Mass.

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Main Street, West Harwich, Cape Cod, Mass.

Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
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Warehouse of Ocean Spray Cranberry Preserving Company
Packers of Ocean Spray Brand, Ready to Serve Cranberry Sauce Sold the World Over, 1928

Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
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Pilgrim Congregational Church, Harwichport, Cape Cod, Mass.


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Holy Trinity Catholic Church, West Harwich, Mass.

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Post Office, Harwichport, Cape Cod, Mass., 1955
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  • 1670 - Harwich is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1694 - Harwich is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - HARWICH. [Pop. 2,930. Inc. 1694.]
    Harwich once included Brewster, which was the oldest settlement of the two.

    Long Pond has an outlet, called Herring River, of which some... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Harwich / Harwich Port
    Harwich, a post-township of Barnstable county, Massachusetts, 90 miles S. E. from Boston. Population, 3258.

    Harwich Port, a post-office of... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    HARWICH, a township of Barnstable co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 89 m. SE of Boston, bordered on the S by the Atlantic, and watered by... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - House Fire
    The dwelling of Nathan Dowry, in Harwich, Mass., was destroyed by fire on the evening of the 3d, and his only children, two little girls, aged six... Read MORE...

  • Harwich Massachusetts, 1890
    Harwich, one of the most characteristic and pleasant of the Cape Cod towns, lies on its south side, about midway of Barnstable County, southeast from ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Harwich / Harwichport / South Harwich
    Harwich, a post-village of Barnstable co, Mass. in Harwich township, and on the Old Colony Railroad (Cape Cod division), 84 miles S.E. of Boston. It... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Harwich, a banking post-village of Barnstable co., Mass., in Harwich township (town), and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 12 miles E. of... Read MORE...

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