Place:Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

NameBarnstable
Alt namesBarnstablesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.667°N 70.25°W
Located inMassachusetts, United States     (1685 - )
Also located inPlymouth Colony, Kingdom of England     (1620 - 1685)
Contained Places
Cemetery
Cobb's Hill Cemetery
Lothrop Hill Cemetery
Massachusetts National Cemetery
Oak Grove Cemetery
Old Town Cemetery
Census-designated place
Dennisport
Monomoscoy Island
Northwest Harwich
Popponesset Island
Seconsett Island
West Chatham
Inhabited place
Barlows Landing
Barnstable (town) ( 1637 - )
Barnstable (town) ( 1637 - )
Barnstable
Beach Point
Bourne Corners
Bourne
Bournedale
Brewster
Buzzards Bay
Cahoon Hollow
Camp Burgess
Camp Edwards
Camp Mar Vel
Cataumet Station
Cataumet
Centerville
Chappaquoit
Chatham Port
Chatham
Cobbs Village
Colonial Acres
Cotuit Highlands
Cotuit
Craigville
Cummaquid
Dennis Port
Dennis
East Brewster
East Dennis
East Falmouth
East Harwich
East Orleans
East Sandwich
Eastham ( 1685 - )
Englewood
Falmouth ( 1600 - )
Farmersville
First Encounter Beach
Forestdale
Fresh Brook
Gray Gables
Harwich Center
Harwich Port
Harwich
Hatchville
Hyannis Park
Hyannis Port
Hyannis
Kingdom Hall
Le Count Hollow
Marstons Mills
Mashpee Neck
Mashpee
Maushop Village
Mayflower Heights
Monument Beach
Namskaket
Nauset Heights
New Boston
New Seabury
Newcomb Hollow
Newtown
North Chatham
North Dennis
North Eastham
North Falmouth Station
North Falmouth
North Harwich
North Pocasset
North Truro
Old Harbor
Old Quaker Meetinghouse
Orleans
Osterville
Oyster Harbors
Pilgrim Heights
Pine Tree Corner
Pleasant Lake
Plowed Neck
Pocasset Station
Pocasset
Pond Village
Pondsville
Popponesset
Provincetown Harbor
Provincetown ( 1602 - )
Quisset
Quitnesset
Racing Beach
Rock Harbor
Rock Landing
Saconesset Hills
Sagamore Beach
Sagamore Highlands
Sagamore
Sandwich
Santuit
Scorton Shores
Seabrook
Shooters Island
Silver Beach
Sippewisset
Smalltown
South Brewster
South Chatham
South Dennis
South Harwich
South Mashpee
South Orleans
South Pocasset
South Truro
South Wellfleet
South Yarmouth
Springhill Beach
Springs
Teaticket
Tonset
Truro Station
Truro
Wakeby
Waquoit Village
Weeset
Wellfleet by the Sea
Wellfleet
West Barnstable
West Brewster
West Dennis
West Falmouth
West Harwich
West Hyannisport
West Yarmouth
Wianno
Wood End
Woods Hole
Yarmouth Port
Yarmouth Station
Yarmouth
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, consisting of Cape Cod and associated islands. (Some adjacent islands are in Dukes County and Nantucket County.) As of the 2010 census, the population was 215,888. Its county seat is Barnstable.

Barnstable County was formed as part of the Plymouth Colony on 2 June 1685, including the towns of Falmouth, Sandwich and others lying to the east and north on Cape Cod. Plymouth Colony was merged into the Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1691.

Contents

Timeline

Date Event Source
1685 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1686 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1686 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1827 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 17,354
1800 19,293
1810 22,211
1820 24,026
1830 28,514
1840 32,548
1850 35,276
1860 35,990
1870 32,774
1880 31,897
1890 29,172
1900 27,826
1910 27,542
1920 26,670
1930 32,305
1940 37,295
1950 46,805
1960 70,286
1970 96,656
1980 147,925
1990 186,605

Research Tips

The Barnstable Registry of Deeds records can now be searched online. Once completed, the database will extend back to 1703, although that date is a bit misleading due to an event that occurred nearly 180 years ago. On Oct. 22, 1827 a fire consumed the Barnstable County Court House, which stored the 93 books of the Registry of Deeds. Only one volume, Book 61 covering roughly the year of 1806, was saved. The records that do exist for dates prior to 1827 were re-created by recopying deeds and assembling paperwork held by families and attorneys.

Bibliography

More

See additional Barnstable sources.

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Barnstable County, Massachusetts family history and genealogy (FamilySearch Research Wiki). History, towns and cities, county histories, birth, marriage, and death records, deeds, wills, court records, divorce records, naturalizations, tax records, warnings out, maps, and societies.
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