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Barnstable County, Massachusetts
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Website Updates:
July 2017
Marriage Notice: POST-RAILS
Misc. News: Henry Hall's Cranberries, Mrs. Martha Hamilton 103 Years Old
Crime News: George Hinckley's Child Stolen and Drowned, Capt. Edward Crowell Kills Capt. Francis Small
Obit: Joseph Goodspeed

Barnstable County
Formed in 1685

Barnstable is located on the "bicep" of the Cape Cod arm.
It is bordered by Cape Cod Bay on the north, Nantucket Sound on the south, Sandwich and Mashpee on the west and Yarmouth on the east.

Highland LIght House in Truro, MA
Highland Lighthouse in Truro, MA

Cities and Towns
Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Buzzards Bay, Centerville, Chatham, Cotuit, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Forestdale, Harwich, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Mashpee, Monomoscoy Island, Monomoy Island, Monument Beach, New Seabury, Orleans, Osterville, Pocasset, Popponesset, Popponesset Island, Provincetown, Sagamore, Sandwich, Seabrook, Seconsett Island, Teaticket, Truro, Wellfleet, Woods Hole, Yarmouth



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