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Truro, Barnstable, MA

In November of 1620, the Pilgrims sailed into Cape Cod Bay and anchored in what is now Provincetown Harbor. A group led by Miles Standish wandered into what became Truro. There they found fresh water (Pilgrim Springs), a cache of maize (Corn Hill) and a place to camp out for the night (Pond Village), where they came in contact with the Pamet tribe. A few weeks later the Pilgrims weighed anchor and sailed across the bay to what is now Plymouth. capecod.com

Truro includes: Whitmanville, Beach Point, The Castle, Corn Hill, Head O'Pamet, Highland, Highland Light, Hoggsback, Long Nook, Pilgrim Heights, and Puritan Heights.
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  • 1700 - Truro is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1709 - Truro is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1841 - October 3 - An October gale, the worst of record for Nantucket, MA, caught the Cap Cod fishing fleet at sea. Forty ships were driven ashore on Cape Cod, and 57 men perished from the town of Truro alone.

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  • 1845 - TRURO. [Pop. 1,920. Inc. 1709.]
    The Indian name of Truro was Pamet. It is situated at the northern part of the peninsula, and is so sandy that little or no verdure is ever...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Truro
    Truro, a post-township in Barnstable co., Massachusetts, occupying the northern part of Cape Cod, about 110 miles by land, and 65 by water S. E. from ...Read MORE...


  • 1884 - Truro
    The territory comprised in this town was the home of the Pamets—a tribe of the Nauset nation. Its importance is advanced when the reader realizes...Read MORE...


  • Truro Massachusetts, 1890
    Truro occupies a cross section of the outer portion of Cape Cod, in Barnstable County, lying somewhat in the form of a slightly curved finger, with...Read MORE...


  • News 1898 - THE PORTLAND SUNK; 118 LIVES LOST. STEAMER FROM BOSTON WRECKED SUNDAY OFF CAPE COD. WENT DOWN IN THE STORM.
    THIRTY-FOUR BODIES OF PASSENGERS SO FAR RECOVERED.
    NEWS TAKEN TO BOSTON BY A SPECIAL COURIER, TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION BEING IMPOSSIBLE.

    Boston, ...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Truro, a post-village in Truro township (town), Barnstable co., Mass., on Cape Cod Bay and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 55 miles...Read MORE...


  • Truro, Massachusetts, USA
    Life Saving Station, North Truro, Mass. (1909)
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  • Truro, Massachusetts, USA
    Ballston Beach, Head O'Pamet, Truro, Mass.
    Coast Guard Life Saving Station in foreground.
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  • Truro, Massachusetts, USA
    Highland Light, North Truro, Mass.
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Life Saving Station, North Truro, Mass. (1909)
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Ballston Beach, Head O'Pamet, Truro, Mass.
Coast Guard Life Saving Station in foreground.
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Highland Light, North Truro, Mass.
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  • 1700 - Truro is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1709 - Truro is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1841 - October 3 - An October gale, the worst of record for Nantucket, MA, caught the Cap Cod fishing fleet at sea. Forty ships were driven ashore on Cape Cod, and 57 men perished from the town of Truro alone.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1845 - TRURO. [Pop. 1,920. Inc. 1709.]
    The Indian name of Truro was Pamet. It is situated at the northern part of the peninsula, and is so sandy that little or no verdure is ever... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Truro
    Truro, a post-township in Barnstable co., Massachusetts, occupying the northern part of Cape Cod, about 110 miles by land, and 65 by water S. E. from ... Read MORE...

  • 1884 - Truro
    The territory comprised in this town was the home of the Pamets—a tribe of the Nauset nation. Its importance is advanced when the reader realizes... Read MORE...

  • Truro Massachusetts, 1890
    Truro occupies a cross section of the outer portion of Cape Cod, in Barnstable County, lying somewhat in the form of a slightly curved finger, with... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 - THE PORTLAND SUNK; 118 LIVES LOST. STEAMER FROM BOSTON WRECKED SUNDAY OFF CAPE COD. WENT DOWN IN THE STORM.
    THIRTY-FOUR BODIES OF PASSENGERS SO FAR RECOVERED.
    NEWS TAKEN TO BOSTON BY A SPECIAL COURIER, TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION BEING IMPOSSIBLE.

    Boston, ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Truro, a post-village in Truro township (town), Barnstable co., Mass., on Cape Cod Bay and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 55 miles... Read MORE...

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