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History of Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA

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Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA

Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA

Falmouth includes: Teaticket, Waquoit, Wood's Hole, Acapesket, Ashumet Park, Chapaquoit, Davisville, Falmouth Heights, Hatchville, Megansett, Menauhant, Quisset, Silver Beach, and Sippewisset.


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  • 1660 - Falmouth is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1686 - Falmouth is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    First Post Office in Town, Built 1768
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Mill, Built 1787, West Falmouth, Mass.
  • 1845 - FALMOUTH. [Pop. 2,589. Inc. 1686.]
    Falmouth is the southwest point of the peninsula, of which the Elizabeth Islands, now part of Dukes County, seem to have been a continuation. ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Falmouth
    Falmouth, a post-township of Barnstable oounty, Massachusetts, on the N. side of Vineyard sound, 70 miles S. S. E. from Bos ton. It contains 1 bank....Read MORE...


  • 1859
    FALMOUTH, a seaport of Massachusetts, U.S., situated in Barnstable co., between Buzzard's bay and Vineyard sound, 75 m. S by E of Boston. Pop. 2,070.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • Falmouth Massachusetts, 1890
    Falmouth is a delightful seaboard town occupying the southwest corner of Cape Cod and of Barnstable County. Along its entire western side extends the ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Falmouth
    Falmouth, a post-township of Barnstable co., Mass., is bounded on the S. by Vineyard Sound, and on the W. by Buzzard's Bay. It contains villages...Read MORE...


  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    The Old Sandwich Road, Teaticket, Mass.
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    View of Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, Mass.
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street (1906)
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Craig House, Falmouth Heights, Mass.
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    M.E. Church
  • News 1909 - HOTEL'S MYSTERIOUS FIRE.
    Massachusetts Resort Was to Have Been Auctioned to Satisfy Claims.

    FALMOUTH, Mass., Aug. 7. - The Maravista Hotel, in course of construction at...Read MORE...


  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office, Megansett, Mass., 1909
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Grammar School
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Public Library
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Shiverick Pond
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Tavern, No. Falmouth, Mass.
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Vineyard Sound House, Falmouth Heights, Mass.
  • 1916
    Falmouth, a post-township (town) of Barnstable co., Mass., is bounded on the S. by Vineyard Sound and on the W. by Buzzard's Bay. The village of...Read MORE...


  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Falmouth Park Bath House and Beach
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Terrace Gables Hotel, Falmouth Heights, Mass.
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    High School, 1925
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Harbor View
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Bathing Beach and Casino, Falmouth Heights, Cape Cod, Mass.
  • 1938 - The Great New England Hurricane of 1938
    CAT 3 - September 21, 1938
    The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to strike Southern New...Read MORE...


  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Bowerman House With Ship's Bottom Roof, West Falmouth, Mass.
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, Woods Hole, Mass.
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Cape Codder Hotel, 1944
  • Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Aerial View, Falmouth Mass., Looking West, 1947


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First Post Office in Town, Built 1768


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Old Mill, Built 1787, West Falmouth, Mass.

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View of Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, Mass.

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The Old Sandwich Road, Teaticket, Mass.

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Main Street (1906)

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Craig House, Falmouth Heights, Mass.

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M.E. Church

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Post Office, Megansett, Mass., 1909

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Grammar School


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Public Library

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Main Street

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Shiverick Pond

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Old Tavern, No. Falmouth, Mass.

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Vineyard Sound House, Falmouth Heights, Mass.

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Falmouth Park Bath House and Beach

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Terrace Gables Hotel, Falmouth Heights, Mass.

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High School, 1925

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Bathing Beach and Casino, Falmouth Heights, Cape Cod, Mass.

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Harbor View

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Bowerman House With Ship's Bottom Roof, West Falmouth, Mass.

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Main Street, Woods Hole, Mass.

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Cape Codder Hotel, 1944

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Aerial View, Falmouth Mass., Looking West, 1947
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  • 1660 - Falmouth is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1686 - Falmouth is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - FALMOUTH. [Pop. 2,589. Inc. 1686.]
    Falmouth is the southwest point of the peninsula, of which the Elizabeth Islands, now part of Dukes County, seem to have been a continuation. ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Falmouth
    Falmouth, a post-township of Barnstable oounty, Massachusetts, on the N. side of Vineyard sound, 70 miles S. S. E. from Bos ton. It contains 1 bank.... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    FALMOUTH, a seaport of Massachusetts, U.S., situated in Barnstable co., between Buzzard's bay and Vineyard sound, 75 m. S by E of Boston. Pop. 2,070.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • Falmouth Massachusetts, 1890
    Falmouth is a delightful seaboard town occupying the southwest corner of Cape Cod and of Barnstable County. Along its entire western side extends the ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Falmouth
    Falmouth, a post-township of Barnstable co., Mass., is bounded on the S. by Vineyard Sound, and on the W. by Buzzard's Bay. It contains villages... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - HOTEL'S MYSTERIOUS FIRE.
    Massachusetts Resort Was to Have Been Auctioned to Satisfy Claims.

    FALMOUTH, Mass., Aug. 7. - The Maravista Hotel, in course of construction at... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Falmouth, a post-township (town) of Barnstable co., Mass., is bounded on the S. by Vineyard Sound and on the W. by Buzzard's Bay. The village of... Read MORE...

  • 1938 - The Great New England Hurricane of 1938
    CAT 3 - September 21, 1938
    The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to strike Southern New... Read MORE...

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