Place:West Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States

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NameWest Tisbury
TypeTown
Coordinates41.367°N 70.667°W
Located inDukes, Massachusetts, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
West Tisbury Village Cemetery
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West Tisbury is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,467 at the 2000 census. Along with Chilmark and Aquinnah, West Tisbury forms "Up-Island" Martha's Vineyard.

History

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West Tisbury was first settled by English settlers in 1669 as part of the town of Tisbury. The town was officially incorporated in 1892, the last town on Martha's Vineyard to be incorporated. Despite its separation from Tisbury, the original settlement of the town is still located in West Tisbury. Historically, it has been the agricultural heartland of the island. Up through the 1980s West Tisbury was one of the quickest growing communities on the island.

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