Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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Quick Facts

Named for Jonathan Bourne Sr.

Establishment and former town name(s)

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

1640: Settled.

2 April 1884: Made a town, State 1884, c 127.

Archiac name:

Cataumet, Monument Village, North Sandwich, West Sandwich

Section/Villages within the town: Bournedale, Buzzards Bay, Cataumet, Gray Gables, Head of the Bay, Mashnee Island, Monument Beach, North Pocasset, Pocasset, Sacconeesett, Sagamore, Sagamore Beach, Sagamore Highlands, South Pocasset, Wenammet Neck (also called Wing's Neck).

Wikipedia: Bourne, Massachusetts

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Towns




Blackwell Cemetery
near 66 Sandwich Road
most of burials moved to Oakland Grove Cemetery

Bourne Family Cemetery
north of Main and Perry Sts.
Buzzards Bay

Cataumet Cemetery (est. 1768)
County Road

Elijah Perry Grave (1814)
single grave at 388 County Rd
Monument Beach

Head of Bay Cemetery
Head of Bay Road
Buzzards Bay

Herring Pond Wampanoag Indian Cemetery (1849)
Little Sandy Point Rd
in Plymouth and Bourne

Indian Burial Hill
Herring Pond Road

Massachusetts National Cemetery
Massachusetts Military Reservation

Monument Beach Cemetery (1835)
County Road
Monument Beach

Nightingale Cemetery (1847)
off Herring Pond Road, behind 3 Palmer Circle

Oakland Grove Cemetery (1866)
Shore Road

Old Bourne Cemetery (1740)
County Road

Packard Cemetery
off the beginning Head of Bay Road, near the junction of Wareham and Plymouth townline

Pocasset Cemetery
County Road

Sagamore Cemetery (ca. 1804)
Ben Abbey and Sandwich Roads

Church History and Records



  1. USGS GNIS FID 616366
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator



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