Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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

Town Hall

Quick Facts

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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: Dennis Port, 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 (18th Century)

behind Town Offices on Main St.
South Dennis

  • Cemetery inscriptions, town hall FHL

Baker Family (1853)

near Swan River Rd
West Dennis

Dennis Village (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 (1696)

Whig St.

  • Cemetery inscriptions, Hall Cemetery FHL

Howes Family (1650)

New Boston Rd

  • Cemetery inscriptions, Howes Cemetery FHL


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

Oak Ridge (1970)

Rte 134

Paddock Family (1707)

off Rte 6A

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

Quaker (1720)

Mayfair Rd

South Dennis Congregational Church (1796)

Old Main St. and Old Bass River Rd
South Dennis

West Dennis (1823)

Fisk and Pond Sts

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