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Historical Markers in Chilmark, Massachusetts
Edgartown is the county seat for Dukes County
Chilmark is in Dukes County Dukes County (44) ► ADJACENT TO DUKES COUNTY Barnstable County (295) ► Bristol County (153) ► Nantucket County (12) ►
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Gay Head Light has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 by the United States Department of the Interior — — Map (db m178099) HM
The ring of granite stone marks the original 1856 site of Gay Head Light. The bricks are pieces of the walls that mark two corners of the original keeper’s quarters. — — Map (db m178143) HM
Born in Africa, and enslaved in Chilmark. She married Elisha Amos, a Wampanoag man. She was the mother of Nancy Michael. Rebecca died a free woman in this place in 1801. — — Map (db m85500) HM
The Legend of Moshup
To the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe, Moshup is a benevolent giant, believed to have created the present shapes of Martha’s Vineyard and the surrounding Islands. Moshup live in a den on the Cliffs of Aquinnah, and would wade . . . — — Map (db m178138) HM
Sep. 25, 2022