CapeLinks Cape Cod: Falmouth

History: Name changed from Suckanesset, Incorporated September 14, 1694, old style. 1735, bounds between Falmouth and lands of proprietors of Mashpee confirmed. 1841, a tract of land formerly in Mashnee Plantation annexed. March 18, 1880, bounds between Falmouth and Sandwich established, June 18, 1885, bounds between Falmouth and Mashpee established.

Villages or Sections: Acapesket, Ashumet Pond, Chappaquoit, Davisville, East End, East Falmouth. Falmouth, Falmouth Heights, Fresh Pond, Hatchfield, Hatchville, Highfield, Holmes Holl, Megansett, Menauhant, North Falmouth, Quisset, Silver Beach, Sippewisset, Smalltown, Succonesset, Teaticket, Waquoit, West Falmouth, Woods Hole.

Points of Interest:
Village Green, Falmouth.
Congregational Church with Paul Revere bell on Village Green.
Quaker Meeting House and Burial Ground at West Falmouth.
Nobska Light.
Marine Biological Laboratory, Oceanographic Laboratory, U. S. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquarium, Woods Hole.
Nantucket - Martha's Vineyard Ferries, Steamers and Dock, Woods Hole.
Birthplace of Katherine Lee Bates, author of America, the Beautiful.
Historical Society Museum.
Rainbow Roof House, the oldest house in Falmouth.
Old Burying Ground, marked by tablet on Mill Road.
Stone Deck, built in 1808 marks scene of defense against British in 1789 and 1814, Foot of Shore Street.
Goodwill Park, public reservation with entrance on Palmer Avenue.
Candle House, built in 1829, on Main Street.
Bell Tower on Eel Pond.

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