CapeLinks Cape Cod: Bourne

History: Settled 1637, incorporated April 1884. Named after the Bourne family, which has figured prominently in the development of this section, originally a part of Sandwich. April 14, 1897, bounds between Bourne and Wareham established.

Villages or Sections:
Barlows Landing, Bournedale, Buzzards Bay, Cataumet, Gray Gables, Head of the Bay, Monument Beach, Pocasset, Sagamore, Sagamore Beach, Sagamore Highlands, Mashnee Village, Wenaumet.

Points of Interest:
Cape Cod Canal and Bridges.
Aptuxcet Trading Post, Bourne.
State Pier, Buzzards Bay.
Buttermilk Bay.
Megansett Indian Trail, which ran from Hope Spring in Cataumet to Plymouth.
Wing's Neck Lighthouse.
Grover Cleveland's summer house, Gray Gables.
General Leonard Wood's house, Pocasset.

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  • Town of Bourne MA Overview & Map
    The Town of Bourne is a medium-sized rural community at the gateway to Cape Cod. Bourne contains the famous Cape Cod canal…
  • Looking Around Bourne
    Trading with the Indians was one of the major activities of the Pilgrims. They built a trading post in Bourne at a place called “Aptucxet,” which is just off of Route 28.
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