Cape Cod is full of interesting towns and villages, but some of the stories behind the names of the locations are just as compelling.
Several places in Cape Cod trace their roots back to English towns. That’s the case with Barnstable, which is also a location in Devon, England.
The town of Chatham was once called Monomoit by Native Americans. It was changed to Chatham in the 1700s after Chatham, England.
It’s likely the name Eastham can also be traced to England. Some believe it was named after Eastham in Cheshire where one of the first settlers was from, while others think it may have been named after East Ham, which was a London suburb.
Other locations, like Brewster, trace their names…