Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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Town of Harwich in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

732 Main St,
Harwich, MA 02645
Phone: (508) 430-7516

Town Hall History/Records[edit | edit source]

Harwich Town Records (Vital Records): 1640-1935 : Courtesy of PlymouthColony.net

1790 Census, Harwich , Barnstable, MA: Sorted by Head of Household Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town.

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town.

Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

Establishment and former town name(s)[edit | edit source]

Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), [FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997].

14 September 1694: Established as a town, formerly a tract of land called "Satuckett" (Prov. Laws, Vol. 1, p. 181)

Archiac name:


Section/Villages within the town: East Harwich, Harwich Center, Harwichport, North Harwich, Pleasant Lake, South Harwich, West Harwich

Wikipedia: Harwich, Massachusetts

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

14 Jul 1772: Part annexed to Eastham.

9 February 1803: Part established as Brewster, with a proviso that certain estates of remonstrants be allowed to remain in Harwich.

21 June 1811: The Daniel Rogers estate in Harwich annexed to Brewster.

25 April 1848: Part of Brewster annexed.

4 April 1862: Bounds between Harwich and Orleans established.

14 April 1862: Bounds between Harwich and Chatham established.

12 July 1945: Bounds between Harwich and Dennis established.

8 May 1947: Act of July 12, 1945, amended and bounds between Harwich and Dennis established.

Neighboring Towns[edit | edit source]

Brewster | Chatham | Dennis | Orleans | Nantucket Sound to the south

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Banks Street Burial Ground
Banks St., no stone

Baptist Church Cemetery (1816)
Depot St. and Rte 28
West Harwich

Chase Family Cemetery
Depot St., no stones

Christ Church Episcopal Church Cremation Garden
behind the Christ Church Episcopal Church
Rte 28 Harwichport

East Harwich Methodist Cemetery
Church St
East Harwich

End of the Pond Cemetery (1825)
Spruce St.

Evergreen Cemetery (1807)
corner of Cemetery AVe and Rte 137

First Congregational Church cemetery (1748)
Rte 124 and Main St.
Harwich Center

First Methodist Cemetery (ca 1758)
Queen Anne Rd

Hawks Nest Pond Cemetery (1826)
off Spruce Rd
East Harwich

Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery (1869)
Rte 124, Pleasant Lake Ave
West Harwich

Island Pond Cemetery (1778)
off Main St, at end of Island Pond Rd

Kelley Street Cemetery (1834)
off Kelley St.

Kildee Hill Cemetery
existed nearby Kildee Hill

Mount Pleasant Cemetery (1850)
90 Forest ST, located between South and Forest Sts

North Harwich Cemetery (1792)
corner North Main and Depot Sts

Pine Grove Cemetery (1813)
Pine Grove St.
West Harwich

South Harwich Cemetery aka Methodist Churchyard Cemetery (1829)
Old Chatham Rd
South Harwich

Harding Ryder Gravesite
Rte 39, near the water tower

Smith Family Cemetery (1834)
Bell's Neck Rd

South Harwich Cemetery (1829)
Chatham Rd

Samuel Tripp Family Cemetery (1832)

Union Cemetery (ca. 1811)
Harwich St. and Queen Anne Rd, next to the Harwich United Methodist Church

Mehitable Wixon-Chase Family Cemetery (1832)
off Lothrop Ave.

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

  1. USGS GNIS FID 618254
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator

Minorities[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

The town of Harwich kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Harwich kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]