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Truro has had numerous names since it was founded in 1697. Truro was originally known as Payomet after the Native Americans lived there. In 1705 it was known as Dangerfield due to many sailing accidents. In 1709 the name "Truro" was finally settled whcih came from a Cornish town which it resembled.

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Beach

Location

High Head
Access point for off-road vehicles
Long Nook
Long Nook Rd.
Ballston
North Pamet Rd.
Corn Hill
Corn Hill Rd.
Fisher
Fisher Rd.
Ryder
Ryder Beach Rd.
Great Hollow
Great Hollow Rd.
Pond Village/Cold Storage
Pond Rd.
Coast Guard Beach
Highland Rd.
Head of the Meadow
Head of the Meadow Rd.
Legend              R = Residents only Beach
= Lifeguard      = Food      = Shower      = Restrooms
= Camping      = Swimming Lessons      = Public Parking (Cost varies)
Parking Information
Stickers : Resident beach stickers are $10. Non-resident stickers are $30 per week, $150 for the season. Daily parking at Head of the Meadow and Corn Hill is $10. Non-resident off-road vehicle permits aret $30 for the season. Stickers are sold 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at the Truro Beach office, located at 36 Shore Road next to the North Truro Post office.

Places of Interest

  • Highland House: The museum displays a collection of 17th Century antiques, firearms, shipwreck pieces and fishing/whaling implements. Located on High Land Light Road.
  • Jenny Lind Tower: This tower is Famous for a concert performed by "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind in 1850. When the Fitchburg Depot was destroyed in 1927, the tower was moved to Truro. It now sits next to the Highland Light Beach parking lot.
  • Old North Cemetery: Some of Truro's first citizens were buried here on the "Hill of Storms." It's the location of the town's original meetinghouse and Congregational church. A new church was built in 1827 at Truro center and the meetinghouse moved closer. The cemetery still has tombstones dating back to the 1700s. Located on Aldrich Road off Route 6.

Town of Truro

 

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