CapeLinks Cape Cod: Truro

History: Settled 1676, named after Truro, Cornwall, England. Incorporated 1709, old style. Common land called Pawmett (Pamet). On October 1714, the bounds between Truro and Province lands (Provincetown) established.

Villages or Sections:
Truro, Castle Village, Corn Hill, Dyer's Hollow, Harding's Hollow, Head Pamet, Higgin's Hollow, High Head, Highland Village, Hog's Back, Le Count Hollow, Longnook, North Truro, Pilgrim Heights, Pond Village, South Truro, Truro Center, Truro Station, Whitmanville.

Points of Interest:
Corn Hill, where the Pilgrims uncovered and appropriated for their use a store of Indian corn.
Pilgrim Spring.
Village Pond.
Highland Light, the most powerful light on the New England seaboard.
Highland and Pamet River Coast Guard Stations.
Old Congregational Church and Burial Ground.
Hill of Churches.
Monument to those who were killed in October Gale of 1841.

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