in Cape Cod, the Town of Mashpee is the fastest growing municipality
in the Commonwealth, and felt by its new and old residents to be
one of the most gifted with natural beauty. Along with the Martha's
Vineyard Town of Gay Head, it is also unique as one of the remaining
homes of the Wampanoag Nation, the Native American tribe which met
the Pilgrims at Plymouth.
more than 5 miles of sandy beaches on Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds,
extensive waterfrontage on Waquoit and Poppanesset Bays, four of
the largest freshwater ponds on Cape Cod, the three championship
golf courses of New Seabury and Willowbend and numerous other visitor
amenities such as the nationally recognized Mashpee Commons Project,
Mashpee is a prime resort, seasonal home and retirement community
offering both a relaxed pace of life and a complete range of services.
Municipal Offices: 508-539-1400
Form of Government: Board of Selectmen, Executive Secretary,
Open Town Meeting
Year Incorporated: 1870
100 Nathan Ellis Hghwy.
P.O. Box 657
Mashpee MA 02649-0657
Barnstable County Record of Deeds:
P.O. Box 368
Barnstable, MA 02630
Telephone: (508) 362-7733
Mashpee Official Site
Location: Southeastern Massachusetts, situated on the southwest
end of Cape Cod. Bordered by Sandwich on the north, Barnstable on
the east, Nantucket Sound on the south, and Falmouth on the west.
Mashpee is 28 miles south of Plymouth and 66 miles southeast of
Town Population 2000: 12,946
Metro area: Barnstable-Yarmouth
Total area: 27.24 sq. miles
Land area: 23.48 sq. miles
Time zone: Eastern Daylight Saving
Description: Like Gay Head, home of the Wampanoag tribe On
Cape Cod Name derives from Indian term variously translated as "big
cove," "standing water" or "great pond"
Major Highways: State Route 28, Route 130, which connects Route
28 to the Mid-Cape Highway (U.s. Route 6) and Route 151 which connects
Mashpee with Routes 28 and 25 to I-495 and I-195.
Rail: There is no freight rail services in Mashpee, but the
network of intermodal facilities serving Eastern Massachusetts and
Rhode Island is easily accessible.
Bus: Mashpee is a member of the Cape Cod Regional Transit
Authority (CCRTA), which provides fixed route service between Barnstable,
Mashpee, and Falmouth.
Airport: The largest and closest airport is in Boston. The
Plymouth and Brockton Railways Bus Company services from Barnstable
to Logan Airport.