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Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA

"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 has 2 churches, a newspaper office, a savings-bank, and a national bank. It is partly supported by the fisheries and the culture of cranberries. The township is bounded on the S. W. by the Atlantic Ocean. It has 6 churches and contains other villages, named Harwichport and South Harwich. Pop. of the township in 1890, 2734."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 4. 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...


  • 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...


  • 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)
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    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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