Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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United States > Massachustts > Barnstable County > Harwich

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Quick Facts

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].

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

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.

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