Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Massachustts Gotoarrow.png Barnstable County Gotoarrow.png Dennis

Town Hall

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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].

19 June 1793: Incorporated as a town, from part of Yarmouth.

Archiac name: Nobscusset, Sesuet

Section/Villages within the town: Dennisport, East Dennis, North Dennis, South Dennis, West Dennis

Boundary Changes

12 July 1945:

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

Neighboring Towns

Brewster | Harwich | Yarmouth | Cape Cod Bay to the north, Nantucket Sound to the south




All locations in Dennis unless otherwise specifically listed.

  • Cemetery inscriptions of Dennis, Massachusetts FHL
  • B.N. Derick's cemetery records of Dennis, Ma. (part of Mayflower Descendant Legacy) FHL
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Ancient Cemetery (18th Century)

behind Town Offices on Main St.
South Dennis

  • Cemetery inscriptions, town hall FHL

Baker Family Cemetery (1853)

near Swan River Rd
West Dennis

Dennis Village Cemetery (1794)

Old Bass River Rd., Rte 6A

  • Cemetery inscriptions, Dennis Union Church "Did not copy the newer part" FHL

Gravesite of a child who died from smallpox

corner of Setucket and Airline Sts

Hall Family Cemetery (1696)

Whig St.

  • Cemetery inscriptions, Hall Cemetery FHL

Howes Family Cemetery (1650)

New Boston Rd

  • Cemetery inscriptions, Howes Cemetery FHL

Indian Cemetery

Rte 6A, on shores of Scargo Lake (no markers)

Oak Ridge Cemetery (1970)

Rte 134

Paddock Family Cemetery (1707)

off Rte 6A

  • Cemetery inscriptions - Paddock Cemetery FHL
  • Paddock family genealogy FHL

Quaker Cemetery (1720)

Mayfair Rd

Quivet Cemetery (1823)

South St. East Dennis

South Dennis Congregational Church Cemetery (1796)

Old Main St. and Old Bass River Rd
South Dennis

Swan Lake Cemetery (1847)

Depot St. Dennisport

West Dennis Cemetery (1823)

Fisk and Pond Sts

Wixon Family Cemetery aka Smallpox Cemetery (1849)

east of Summer St

Werden-Worden-Homer Cemetery (1639)

off Rte 6A

Centennial celebrations, etc.

Church History and Records




Land and Property


  1. USGS GNIS FID 618252
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator

Military Hiastory and Records


Town Records

Vital Records


Voting Registers

Societies, Libraries and Museums