Provincetown in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Incorporated in 1727, Provincetown developed into an important fishing and whaling center in the 1780’s. Fish processing and salt-making, contributed to the economy. In this century, Provincetown serves primarily as a resort and center for the arts.
The Pilgrim Monument has been Provincetown’s most prominent landmark since 1910. At 253 feet (77 meters), it is the tallest all-granite structure in the United States. The tower and the associated museum are open daily.
Provincetown had the Cape’s largest fishing fleet. In the 1840’s cod, mackerel, haddock, and halibut brought prosperity.
Erected by Cape Cod National Seashore.
Location. 42° 4.449′ N, 70° 12.315′ W. Marker is in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from Race Point Road. Touch for map. The marker is on an outside deck of the Race Point Visitors Center. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. H.M.S. Somerset (here, next to this marker); The First Landing Place of the Pilgrims, Nov. 11, 1620, O.S. (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse (approx. 7.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Provincetown. (Submitted on December 18, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Pilgrim Monument. (Submitted on December 18, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
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