Truro, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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Town Hall

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].

16 July 1709: Established as a town, formerly a tract of land called "Pawmett", to "... be called by the name of Truroe..." (Prov. Laws, Vol. I, p. 642)

Archiac name: Dangerfield, Meeshaum, Pawmett, Tashmuit

Section/Villages within the town: Beach Point, Castle Village, Corn Hill, Dyer's Hollow, Harding's Hollow, Head Pamet, Higgins Hollow, High Head Highland, Highland Light, Hogsback, Neck, North Truro, Pond Village, South Truro, The Castle, Truro Center, Truro Station, Whitmanville.

Wikipedia: Truro, Massachusetts

Boundary Changes

21 October 1714: Bounds between Truro and Province Lands established.

12 June 1813: Part annexed to Provincetown and bounds established.

2 March 1829: Part annexed to Provincetown and bounds established.

30 March 1836: Part annexed to Provincetown.

22 February 1837: Bounds between Truro and Wellfleet established.

Neighboring Towns

Provincetown | Wellfleet | Cape Cod Bay to the west, Atlantic Ocean to the east




Ball Cemetery (1923)
in the woods at the end of Higgins Hollow Rd

Cobb Family Cemetery (1779)
in the woods off Old County Rd
South Truro

H. Doane Grave Site (1781)
off Savage Rd

First Congregational Parish Cemetery (1813)
Town Hall Rd

Methodist Cemetery (1810
Bridge and Meetinghouse Rds

New South Cemetery (1994)
Old County Rd

Old North Cemetery aka First Church of Christ Cemetery (1713)
Rte. 6 and Aldrich Rd, near Provincetown town line

Pine Grove Cemetery (1796)
off County Rd
South Truro

Benjamin Rich Family Cemetery (1780)
in the woods off Holsberry Rd

T. Ridley Gravesite (1776)
in the woods off Rte. 6

William and Miriam Rollins Cemetery (1925)
near Pilgrim Lake

Sacred Heart Cemetery (1868)
Bridge and Meetinghouse Rds

Snow Cemetery (1817)
Bridge Rd

South Pamet Cemetery
South Pamet Rd

Church History and Records



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