CapeLinks Cape Cod: Orleans

History: Settled 1777, incorporated (Namskaket) 1797. Named after the French Duke of Orleans.

Villages or Sections:
Barley Neck, East Orleans, Namequoit, Namskaket, North Orleans, Orleans Center, Pochet Neck, Portanimmicut (Portnomequot), Rock Harbor, Skaket, South Orleans, Tonset, Weeset, West Orleans.

Points of Interest:
Repulse of British Landing Party at Rock Harbor, War of 1812.
House of Joshua Crosby, Tonset who commanded a quarterdeck gun on the frigate Constitution.
Location of "Jeremiah's Gutter" on Bridge Road, the first Cape Cod Canal attempt.
Beautiful panorama of shore and water at Pleasant Bay, South Orleans.
Meeting House Pond.
Oldest House in Orleans, built in 1712. The timbers were taken from the first church in Eastham which was built in 1644.
La Compagnie Francaise des Cables Telegraphiques, where the North Atlantic cable to Brest begins.
Nauset Beach.

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