Introduction to Mashpee, Massachusetts
Mashpee, Massachusetts is 23 miles E of New Bedford, Massachusetts and 57 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Barnstable county. The town is part of the Barnstable - Yarmouth metro area. The population of Mashpee is 12,946.
Mashpee, which was once an independent land, was turned into a plantation in 1763, against the will of the native Wampanoags. The King of England was responsible. The natives were, however, given the right to select their own officials. Due to the harsh treatments received by the Native Americans from the white settlers, the population of the plantation declined steadily. There were a number of revolts for self government by the natives, but all without success. A small success by the Indians in 1834 increased their confidence and they finally set up their own local government.
Mashpee and nearby Attractions
- 4-H Club Camp
- New Seabury Golf Club
- Old Indian Church
- Ashumet Pond
- Mashpee River
Things To Do In Mashpee
There are many tourist places in Mashpee. One can visit the Old Indian Meeting House, a very popular historic attraction. The nature parks are ideal places for family trips. Mashpee is also home to a very popular movie theater among area Cape Cod residents.
Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.
Mashpee Higher Education
Cape Cod Community College is lecated in nearby Hyannis.