Truro in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Here Today Gone Tomorrow
These tall cliffs seemed like solid ground when President Washington authorized the construction of Cape Codís first lighthouse here in 1797. But over the years, the waves of powerful winter storms have battered the base of this cliff. From time to time the upper part of the cliff falls in large chunks to the beach below. Of the ten acres bought to build the 1797 lighthouse, fewer than four acres remain. In 1996 the threat of erosion forced the relocation of the light 450 feet back from its original location.
Erected by Cod National Seashore, National Park Service.
Location. 42° 2.381′ N, 70° 3.632′ W. Marker is in Truro, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from Highland Light Rd 0.3 miles east of S Highland Rd, on the left when traveling east. Located on the eastern side of the Highland Lighthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Highland Light Rd, Truro MA 02666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); The Steamship Portland Truro Highlands Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Highland House (approx. ľ mile away); MacMillan Wharf (approx. 6Ĺ miles away); Sons of Provincetown (approx. 6.6 miles away); Rose Dorothea (approx. 6.6 miles away); Provincetown AIDS Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Truro.
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