Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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History and Tidbits

Scituate was settled by a group of people from Plymouth about 1627, who were joined by immigrants from the County of Kent in England. They were initially governed by the General Court at Plymouth, but in 1636 the town incorporated as a separate entity. The name Scituate is derived from "satuit," the local Wampanoag Indian tribes name for cold brook. It refers to a brook that runs to the inner harbor of Scituate.

Neighboring Communities

The Alantic Ocean lies to the East of Scituate.

Family History Resources

Histories, Biographies, and Genealogies

Scituate Genealogy

The History of Scituate Massachusetts


  • Clapp Burial Ground
  • Littles Cemetery
  • Cudworth (Veterans) Cemetery                    
  • Men of Kent (Meeting House Lane) Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Mount Hope Cemetery
  • Groveland Cemetery
  • New St Mary's Cemetery
  • James-Clapp Burial Ground
  • Union (Old St Mary's) Cemetery
  • Kilborn Merritt Cemetery

Scituate Cemeteries Mapped

Historical and Genealogical Societies

Scituate Historical Society

City or Town Web sites

Scituate Town website

Scituate Chamber of Commerce website

City and Historical Libraries

Scituate Town Library

Scituate Library Foundation

Nearest Family History Center

Hingham Massachusetts
379 Gardner St
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Phone: 781-749-4815
Hours: T 6:30pm-9pm; Th 9am -2pm; Sat 9am-1pm
Closed: Aug: Saturdays

Genealogy and Family History Websites

1790 US Census of Scituate Massachusetts 

Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts to the Year 1850