Tisbury, Massachusetts

 

 

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Tisbury, Massachusetts

 

Northern view of Holmes Hole, East Tisbury, 1841

 

Location in Dukes County in Massachusetts

Coordinates: 41°27′22″N 70°36′40″W / 41.45611, -70.61111

Country

United States

State

Massachusetts

County

Dukes

Settled

1660

Incorporated

1671

Government

 - Type

Open town meeting

Area

 - Total

19.2 sq mi (49.6 kmē)

 - Land

6.6 sq mi (17.0 kmē)

 - Water

12.6 sq mi (32.6 kmē)

Elevation

89 ft (27 m)

Population (2000)

 - Total

3,755

 - Density

572.4/sq mi (221.0/kmē)

Time zone

Eastern (UTC-5)

 - Summer (DST)

Eastern (UTC-4)

ZIP code

02568

Area code(s)

508 / 774

FIPS code

25-69940

GNIS feature ID

0619443

Website: http://www.ci.Tisbury.ma.us/

Tisbury is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 3,755 at the 2000 census.

Vineyard Haven is the main village/town center of Tisbury. The names are often used interchangeably.[citation needed]

Tisbury is the main port of entrance to Martha's Vineyard. The main ferry line is the Steamship Authority, which runs to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and New Bedford, Massachusetts. There are several other private ferry lines that serve Martha's Vineyard, with terminals in the towns of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown as well. Tisbury is the only operational port during most of the year, however