Least Known Of All Cape Cod Towns
Mashpee, once an Indian reservation and once one of the least known of all Cape Cod towns, is bordered by Sandwich, Barnstable, Falmouth, and Vineyard Sound.
Originally the reservation contained some 13,500 acres, but alienations reduced this territory through the years. When the town was incorporated in 1870, its total area amounted to only 10,500 acres, or about 16 square miles.
Today Mashpee is one of the fastest growing Cape Cod communities and continues to be one of the fastest growing towns in New England with the number of year-round families and retirees expanding annually. Land development has sprawled over Mashpee. Between 1950 and 1980, Mashpee’s population rose 644% and had grown another 148% by 1995.
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