Eastham

      town (township), Barnstable county, southeastern Massachusetts, U.S. It extends across the northern arm of Cape Cod (Cod, Cape) and includes the village of North Eastham. In December 1620 a shore party of Mayflower Pilgrims (Pilgrim Fathers) landed at the Cape Cod Bay site near the entrance to Wellfleet Harbor and had their first encounter with Native Americans, the Nausets. The meeting is commemorated by a memorial stone adjoining First Encounter Beach. In 1644 Thomas Prence (or Prince), with more than 40 other colonists from Plymouth, returned and organized a settlement known as Nauset, which was incorporated in 1651 and renamed, probably for Eastham, England, or for the settlement's easterly location. The town's Old Cove Burial Ground contains the graves of early Pilgrims. After the American Revolution, fishing and coastal trade flourished, but by the mid-19th century farming dominated. The town is now a summer resort and tourist base for Nauset Light Beach, Coast Guard Beach, and other parts of Cape Cod National Seashore. Points of interest include the Eastham Windmill, or Grist Mill (built about 1680), the Swift-Daley House (1741), the Nauset Lighthouse, and the Three Sisters Lighthouses. Area 14 square miles (36 square km). Pop. (1990) 4,462; (2000) 5,453.

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