Barnstable, MA

Barnstable, Ms., c. h. Barnstable co.  Pleasantly located at the head of Cape Cod. Its harbor is formed by Sandy Neck, and is good for vessels of 8 feet draught of water.  From this place packets constantly ply to Boston, and, in the summer months, steamboats run between this place, Plymouth, and Boston. There are a number of pleasant villages in the town.  West Barnstable village is 4 m. from the court house.  Hyannis is 6 S from it, and has become, by an expensive breakwater, a most important harbor, perfectly safe from all winds.... (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)
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