Barnstable (Massachusetts)

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Coordinates 41°42′00″N 70°18′00″W
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Barnstable County
Settled June 4, 1638
Incorporated (town) September 3, 1639
Incorporated (city) April 11, 1989
Elevation 37 ft (11 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
ZIP code 02601
Area code(s) 508 / 774
FIPS code 25-03690
Government (Type) Council-manager city
Government (Town Manager) Mark S. Ells
Government (Town Council) John G. Flores, Eric R. Steinhilber, Paul Herbert, Fred Chirigotis, James H. Crocker, William Crocker Jr, Jessica Rapp-Grassetti, Debra S. Dagwan, James M. Tinsley, Sara Cushing, Philip N. Wallace, John T. Norman, and Jennifer L. Cullum
Government (Council administrator) Cindy Lovell
Government (Total) 76.47 sq mi (198.05 km2)
Government (Land) 59.93 sq mi (155.22 km2)
Government (Water) 16.54 sq mi (42.83 km2)
Area (Total) 76.47 sq mi (198.05 km2)
Area (Land) 59.93 sq mi (155.22 km2)
Area (Water) 16.54 sq mi (42.83 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 48,916
Population (2020) (Density) 816.23/sq mi (315.15/km2)

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The Town of Barnstable (/ˈbɑːrnstəbəl/BARN-stə-bəl) is a town in the U.S. state of Massachusetts and the county seat of Barnstable County. Barnstable is the largest community, both in land area and population, on Cape Cod, and is one of thirteen Massachusetts municipalities that have been granted city forms of government by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts but wish to retain "the town of" in their official names. At the 2020 census it had a population of 48,916. The town contains several villages (one of which is also named Barnstable) within its boundaries. Its largest village, Hyannis, is the central business district of the county and home to Barnstable Municipal Airport, the airline hub of Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Additionally, Barnstable is a 2007 winner of the All-America City Award. Barnstable takes its name from the English town of Barnstaple, in the county of Devon. The first European to explore the area was Bartholomew Gosnold in 1602. It was settled in 1638, as one of the first towns in the Plymouth Colony, one year behind Sandwich further south in Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It was incorporated on September 4, 1639, the same day as the towns of Sandwich, and Yarmouth. On the first Tuesday of December, the same year, its deputies took their seats in the general court. The early settlers were farmers, led by the Reverend Joseph Hull, the founder of Barnstable. A memorial tablet was dedicated there in 1939 (the 300th anniversary of the town's founding) marking the site of his home, and the rock from which he preached still stands along the highway there.

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