It’s surely a name you won’t forget, but Thumpertown traces its roots to an entirely spiritual beginning. It’s said the name Thumpertown in North Eastham originated with the old-time revival meetings once held in the area.
In the mid 1800s, a 10-acre lot in North Eastham played host to some spirited Methodist revival meetings on the beach. The “thumping” and hollering of those visitors, in turn, lead to the coining of Thumpertown.
Some of the largest revivals drew in thousands of people and well more than 100 ministers to the area. Worshippers came from Cape Cod, and as far away as Boston.
Many of them erected tents at the site, all drawn to the area for a similar purpose. To this day, the old Thumpertown namesake still marks a road in North…