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Barnstable, Massachusetts
Statue of Iyannough in Hyannis. The town hall can be seen in the background.

Seal
Location in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 41°42′00″N, 70°18′00″W
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Barnstable County
Settled 1637
Incorporated 1638
Government
 - Type Council-manager city
 - Town
   Manager
John C. Klimm
Area
 - City  76.3 sq mi (197.5 km²)
 - Land  60.0 sq mi (155.5 km²)
 - Water  16.2 sq mi (42.0 km²)
Elevation  37 ft (11 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 47,821
 - Density 796.5/sq mi (307.5/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02601
Area code(s) 508 / 774
Website: http://town.barnstable.ma.us/

The city of the Town of Barnstable is located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts; it is the county seat of Barnstable County.GR6 The population was 47,821 at the 2000 census. The city contains several villages (one of which is also named Barnstable) within its boundaries. The village of Hyannis is home to Cape Cod's commercial air hub, Barnstable Municipal Airport. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 1200 pixel, file size: 261 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Image File history File links Barnstable,_MA_Seal. ... Image File history File links Barnstable_ma_highlight. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... Council-manager government - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Daylight saving time around the world  DST used  DST no longer used  DST never used Daylight saving time (DST), also summer time in British English, is the convention of advancing clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Area code 508 was split from area code 617 on July 16, 1988. ... Area code 774 is an overlay of parts of area code 508. ... Cape Cod (or simply the Cape) is an arm-shaped peninsula coextensive with Barnstable County, Massachusetts and forming the easternmost portion of the Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Hyannis is the name of two places in the United States: Hyannis in Massachusetts Hyannis in Nebraska This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Barnstable Municipal Airport (IATA:HYA, ICAO:KHYA) is an airport located in Hyannis, Massachusetts. ...

Contents

History

The JFK Monument, Hyannis Port.
The JFK Monument, Hyannis Port.

Barnstable is the largest community, both in land area and population, on Cape Cod. It is named for Barnstaple, Devon, England. The area was first explored by Bartholomew Gosnold in 1602. It was one of the first towns to be settled, in 1636, and was incorporated in 1639, as were the other Cape towns of Sandwich and Yarmouth. The early settlers were farmers, but soon fishing and salt works became major industries in town. By the end of the nineteenth century, there were some 800 ships harbored in the town. But this came to a decline with the rise of the railroad, which had arrived in 1854, and by steam ships. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 400 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 750 pixel, file size: 218 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 400 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 750 pixel, file size: 218 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Statistics Population: 34,000 (April 2006 Est. ... “Devonshire” redirects here. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Bartholomew Gosnold (1572 - August 22, 1607) was an English lawyer, explorer, and privateer. ...


By the late nineteenth century, however, Barnstable was becoming world-renowned as the tourist destination it is to this day. Many prominent Bostonians spent their summers on the Cape shores, as did Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Grover Cleveland. However, the most famous family to summer in the city was, and still is, the Kennedy family, who can still be found living in their compound in Hyannis Port. It was the summer home of President John F. Kennedy during his administration, and, in fact, Senator Ted Kennedy's home address is still listed as being in the city. Ulysses S. Grant[2] (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American general and the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897). ... The Irish Catholic political dynasty, John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy The Kennedy family is a prominent Irish-American family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ... Edward Moore Ted Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. ...


Today, tourists come in droves to the city during the summer months. There is abundant shopping in the quaint shops of Hyannis, as well as the John F. Kennedy Museum and several other museums. The city's many beaches are popular as well.[1]


Geography

Barnstable Harbor, as seen from Millway Beach.
Barnstable Harbor, as seen from Millway Beach.

Barnstable is located at 41°39′33″N, 70°21′11″W (41.659158, -70.353059),GR1 about halfway along the "bicep" of the Cape Cod "arm." According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 197.5 km² (76.2 mi²). 155.5 km² (60.0 mi²) of it is land and 42.0 km² (16.2 mi²) of it (21.26%) is water. It is bordered by Cape Cod Bay on the north, Nantucket Sound on the south, Sandwich and Mashpee on the west and Yarmouth on the east. Barnstable is approximately seventy miles southeast of Boston. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 320 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 600 pixel, file size: 92 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 320 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 600 pixel, file size: 92 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Cape Cod (or simply the Cape) is an arm-shaped peninsula coextensive with Barnstable County, Massachusetts and forming the easternmost portion of the Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Cape Cod Bay is a large bay of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Nantucket Sound is a roughly triangular area of the Atlantic Ocean offshore from the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1637 Incorporated 1639 Government type Open town meeting Area    - Town  44. ...   Settled: 1660 â€“ Incorporated: 1870 Zip Code(s): 02649 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Barnstable County Settled 1639 Incorporated 1639 Government Type Open town meeting Area    - Town  28. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, Athens of America, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City  89. ...


The Town of Barnstable contains seven villages:

Barnstable is a city of many facets. To the north lie the dunes of Sandy Neck along Barnstable Harbor, tipped by the Sandy Neck Lighthouse. The central part of the town is dominated by the pines and oaks around Wequaquet Lake. The south is where the bulk of the population lives, many along the beaches of Centerville and Hyannis Harbors. Barnstable is also the name of one of the villages within the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts. ... Centerville is a village in the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts. ... Cotuit is a village in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. ... Hyannis Harbor, Hyannisport Hyannis is a village in the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. ... Hyannis is a village in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts. ... Marstons Mills is a village in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts. ... Osterville is a village in the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts. ... West Barnstable is a village in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts. ...


Transportation

Both U.S. Route 6 and Route 28 pass through the city from west to east, with Route 6 being a four-lane freeway through the city. Routes 6A, 132, 149 and a brief, 1/10 mile portion of 130 are also located in town. Route 6A follows an east-west route to the north of Route 6, on its route between Sagamore and the Orleans Rotary. Routes 132 and 149 are both entirely located within the city, and both begin at 6A and end at Rte. 28. U.S. Route 6 is a main route of the U.S. Highway system, running east from U.S. Route 395 in Bishop, California to Route 6A in Provincetown, Massachusetts (on Cape Cod) for a total of 3205 miles (5158 km). ... Massachusetts Route 28 is a nominally north-south route running from the New Hampshire state line, through Boston and the western reaches of Norfolk and Plymouth counties, and then west-to-east on Cape Cod, finally ending as a south-north section between Chatham and Orleans. ... Route 6A is the name for parts of former US 6 on Cape Cod. ... Route 130 Southern Terminus: Mashpee, Massachusetts (Route 28) Northern Terminus: Sandwich, Massachusetts (Route 6A) Route 130 begins in Mashpee and travels on a north-south path to Sagamore, with an interchange at US 6 (exit 2). ...


The city is located along the Old Colony Railroad line, which originally passed through the entire southern Cape. Today, the rail is seldom used, except along the Cape Cod Railroad tourist line which begins at the end of a spur which follows the Yarmouth town line. The city is the site of two airports. Cape Cod Airport is a smaller airfield, used primarily for private travel, and Barnstable Municipal Airport at Polando Field is used for regional flights, especially between the Cape and Islands. The nearest national and international air service can be reached at Logan International Airport in Boston. Hyannis Port is also the site of the main ferry line to Nantucket, as well as a seasonal line to Martha's Vineyard. Barnstable Municipal Airport (IATA:HYA, ICAO:KHYA) is an airport located in Hyannis, Massachusetts. ... Logan International Airport with aircraft taking off over harbor Bostons Logan International Airport from the airside lounge of Terminal E, illustrating how the airport is largely surrounded by water. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Nantucket County Settled 1641 Incorporated 1671 Government type Open town meeting Area    - Town  105. ... Map of Marthas Vineyard. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 47,821 people, 19,626 households, and 13,012 families residing in the city. The population density was 307.5/km² (796.5/mi²). There were 25,018 housing units at an average density of 160.9/km² (416.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.85% White, 2.74% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.67% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 19,626 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.88. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $46,811, and the median income for a family was $54,026. Males had a median income of $41,494 versus $30,442 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,554. About 6.3% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Recent population trends

1930 7,271
1940 8,333
1950 10,480
1960 13,465
1970 19,842
1980 30,898
1990 40,949
2000 47,821
2002 48,854 (estimate)

Sources: Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research and U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Government

Barnstable County Court House, in Barnstable.
Barnstable County Court House, in Barnstable.

Barnstable is represented in the Massachusetts House of Representatives as a part of the Second, Third and Fifth Barnstable Districts. The town is represented in the Massachusetts Senate as a part of the Plymouth and Barnstable and Cape and Islands Districts, the former including Bourne, Falmouth, Kingston, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton and Sandwich and the latter including the rest of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.[2] The town is patrolled by the Second (Yarmouth) Barracks of Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police.[3] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1000 × 750 pixel, file size: 135 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1000 × 750 pixel, file size: 135 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... The Massachusetts Senate is the upper house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... Mass. ...


On the national level, Barnstable is a part of Massachusetts's 10th congressional district, and is currently represented by Bill Delahunt. The state's senior (Class I) member of the United States Senate, re-elected in 2006, is Ted Kennedy. The junior (Class II) Senator, up for re-election in 2008, is John Kerry. The 10th District includes the South Shore of Massachusetts, running from Quincy to Weymouth and Abington and includes all of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard. ... William D. (Bill) Delahunt (born July 18, 1941), has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing the 10th District of Massachusetts. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Edward Moore Ted Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Al Gore (born December 11, 1943) is a Vietnam Veteran and the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ...


The town is governed by the council-manager form of government, led by a town manager and town council. The town hall is located within the village of Hyannis, and the police station is located along Route 132, closer to the geographic center of town. There are eight fire stations, seven libraries and ten post offices located throughout the town, with the largest or central branches usually being in the downtown Hyannis area. Hyannis also is the site of the Cape Cod Hospital, which serves the central Cape region. Also, as the county seat of Barnstable County, the town is the site of the county court house and house of corrections, as well as the offices of the Cape and Islands district attorney. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... Council-manager government - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... In the United Kingdom, town councils are civil parish councils, where the civil parish is a town. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ...


Education

Barnstable has the largest public school enrollment of any town on Cape Cod,[citation needed] with over 4,500 students. The town operates an Early Learning Center for pre-kindergarten students and eight elementary schools serving various grades, including: Centerville (K-4), Cotuit (3-4), Hyannis (K-4), Hyannis West (K-4), Marstons Mills (PK-2), Osterville (K-2), Osterville Bay (3-4), and West Barnstable (K-4). (In practice, Marstons Mills students graduate to Cotuit, and Osterville to Osterville Bay). There is also the Marstons Mills East Horace Mann Charter School, which offers grades K-4. The Barnstable Horace Mann Charter School is open to fifth and sixth grade students, and all town fifth grade students attend this school. The Barnstable Middle School serves grades seven and eight, and is located on Route 28 behind Barnstable High School, which serves grades nine through twelve. Barnstable's athletic teams are nicknamed the Red Raiders (using a logo similar to the University of Utah), and their colors are red and white. Their teams are fairly successful, given the large student body with which to choose from. Notable town rivals of the Red Raiders are Sandwich and Falmouth. With the exception of 2006, which was canceleld due to inclement weather, Barnstable has played Falmouth in football on Thanksgiving for over 100 years, and is the 2nd longest lasting football tradition in America.[citation needed] Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an American education reformer and abolitionist. ... Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States which have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


In addition to its public schools, there are also several private schools in the town. There are three Christian schools: Bayberry Christian Academy (K-3), Faith Christian School (PK-12), and Trinity Christian Academy (PK-11). There is a Catholic school, Saint Francis Xavier Prep, which serves fifth through eighth grades. Barnstable is also home to the Academy of Early Learning (PK-6), Veritas Academy (K-8), and the Cape Cod Academy, a private K-12 school. There are also two special educations schools (Southeast Alternative & Beacon Point), as well as the Sturgis Charter Public School, which serves high school-aged students. Additionally, high school students also have the option of attending Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich free of charge. Cape Cod Academy Cape Cod Academys Pendulum Cape Cod Academy (commonly called CCA) is an independent college preparatory school for both boys and girls in grades kindergarten through 12. ...


Barnstable is also the home to Cape Cod Community College, a two-year junior college affiliated with Suffolk University in Boston. Cape Cod Community College is a two-year community college located in West Barnstable, Massachusetts. ... Suffolk University is a private university in Boston, Massachusetts, situated on Beacon Hill. ...


Notable residents

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References

  1. ^ Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Street Atlas. South Easton, MA: Arrow Maps Inc., 2004, p. 20.
  2. ^ Index of Legislative Representation by City and Town, from Mass.gov
  3. ^ Station D-2, SP Yarmouth

External links

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Boston (capital)
Regions

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Counties

Barnstable | Berkshire | Bristol | Dukes | Essex | Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Middlesex | Nantucket | Norfolk | Plymouth | Suffolk | Worcester This is a list of Massachusetts counties: Massachusetts counties Barnstable County: one of three original counties created in the Plymouth Colony in 1685. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Berkshire County is a county located in on the western edge of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Dukes County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts. ... Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Hampden County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Nantucket County Settled 1641 Incorporated 1671 Government type Open town meeting Area    - Town  105. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ...

Cities

Agawam | Amesbury | Attleboro | Barnstable | Beverly | Boston | Brockton | Cambridge | Chelsea | Chicopee | Easthampton | Everett | Fall River | Fitchburg | Franklin | Gardner | Gloucester | Greenfield | Haverhill | Holyoke | Lawrence | Leominster | Lowell | Lynn | Malden | Marlborough | Medford | Melrose | Methuen | New Bedford | Newburyport | Newton | North Adams | Northampton | Peabody | Pittsfield | Quincy | Revere | Salem | Springfield | Somerville | Southbridge | Taunton | Waltham | Watertown | West Springfield | Westfield | Weymouth | Woburn | Worcester This is a complete list of cities in Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Hampden County Settled 1635 Incorporated 1855 Government Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Richard A. Cohen (D) Area  - City  24. ... For the town in Wiltshire, England, see Amesbury Seal of Amesbury, MA Amesbury is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1634 â€“ Incorporated: 1694 Zip Code(s): 02703 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Essex County Settled 1626 Incorporated 1626 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor William Scanlon, Jr. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, Athens of America, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City  89. ... Nickname: The City of Champions Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Plymouth County Settled 1700 Incorporated 1821 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor James E. Harrington (D) Area  - City  21. ...   Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1636 Zip Code(s): 02138, 02139, 02140, 02141, 02142 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... Chelsea City Hall The City of Chelsea is located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts directly across the Mystic River from the City of Boston. ...   Settled: 1652 â€“ Incorporated: 1848 Zip Code(s): 01013, 01020, 01021 â€“ Area Code(s): 413 Official website: http://www. ...   The Town of Easthampton is a city[1] in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Everett is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts near Boston. ... The Fall River skyline, as seen from Somerset. ...   Nickname: River City Settled: 1730 â€“ Incorporated: 1764 Zip Code(s): 01420 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... The Town of Franklin is a city[1] in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Settled: 1764 â€“ Incorporated: 1785 Zip Code(s): 01440 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Settled: 1623 â€“ Incorporated: 1642 Zip Code(s): 01930 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Franklin County Settled 1686 Incorporated 1775 Government  - Type Mayor-council city Area  - City  21. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Essex County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1641 Government type Mayor-council city  - Mayor James J. Fiorentini Area    - City  35. ... See Holyoke, Colorado for the city in Colorado. ...   Settled: 1655 â€“ Incorporated: 1847 Zip Code(s): 01840 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Nickname: Pioneer Plastics City Settled: 1653 â€“ Incorporated: 1740 Zip Code(s): 01453 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   The Boott Mill complex now converted to a museum. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Essex County Settled 1629 Incorporated 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Chip Clancy Area  - City  13. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1649 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Richard C. Howard Area  - City  5. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1630 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Michael J. McGlynn Area  - City  8. ... Melrose is a city located in the Greater Boston metropolitan area and Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Seal of Methuen, MA The Town of Methuen is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, located about 56 miles (90 kilometers) south of Boston, 31 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and about 8 miles (13 kilometers) east of Fall River. ...   Settled: 1635 â€“ Incorporated: 1764 Zip Code(s): 01950 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Garden City Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1639 Incorporated 1688 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor David B. Cohen (Dem) Area  - City  18. ... North Adams is a city in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Nickname: Noho, Hamp Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Hampshire County Settled 1654 Incorporated 1656 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Mary Clare Higgins Area  - City  35. ... Peabody is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Pittsfield redirects here. ...   Settled: 1625 â€“ Incorporated: 1792 Zip Code(s): 02169, 02170, 02171 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://ci. ... Revere is a city located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts and borders Winthrop, East Boston and Chelsea to the south, Everett and Malden to the west, Saugus and Lynn to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. ...   Nickname: Witch City Settled: 1626 â€“ Incorporated: 1626 Zip Code(s): 01970 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: City of Homes Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Hampden County Settled 1636 Incorporated 1636 Government type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area    - City  33. ... Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1842 Zip Code(s): 02143 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ...   The Town of Southbridge is a city[1] in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. ...   Settled: 1638 â€“ Incorporated: 1639 Zip Code(s): 02718, 02780, 02783 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...   Often called the true birthplace of the industrial revolution, Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1630 Government  - Type Town Council  - City Manager Michael J. Driscoll Area  - City  4. ... The Town of West Springfield is a city[1] in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Nickname: The Whip City Coordinates: Country United States of America State Massachusetts Counties Hampden County Settled 1660 Incorporated (town) May 19, 1669 Incorporated (city) November 2, 1920 Government  - Mayor Richard K. Sullivan Jr. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Norfolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1635 Government Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor David M. Madden (D) Area  - City  21. ... Benjamin Thompson House, Woburn, Massachusetts. ...   Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown Settled: 1673 â€“ Incorporated: 1684 Zip Code(s): 01608 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...

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NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Barnstable, Massachusetts (460 words)
Barnstable is a city located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts; it is the county seat of Barnstable County.
Barnstable is located at 41°39'33" North, 70°21'11" West (41.659158, -70.353059), on the "biceps" of the Cape Cod arm.
It is bordered by Cape Cod Bay on the north, Nantucket Sound on the south, Sandwich and Mashpee on the west and Yarmouth on the east.
Barnstable, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (516 words)
Barnstable is twinned with the town of Barnstaple in the UK.
Barnstable is located at 41°39'33" North, 70°21'11" West (41.659158, -70.353059)
Out of the total population, 11.7% of those under the age of 18 and 5.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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