Wellfleet, Massachusetts

 

 

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Wellfleet Town Hall

Location in Barnstable County in Massachusetts

Coordinates: 41°56′15″N 70°02′00″W / 41.9375, -70.033333

Country

United States

State

Massachusetts

County

Barnstable

Settled

1724

Incorporated

1775

Government

 - Type

Open town meeting

 - Board of
   Selectmen

Board of Selectmen

Area

 - Total

35.4 sq mi (91.6 kmē)

 - Land

19.8 sq mi (51.4 kmē)

 - Water

15.5 sq mi (40.2 kmē)

Elevation

50 ft (15 m)

Population (2000)

 - Total

2,749

 - Density

138.6/sq mi (53.5/kmē)

Time zone

Eastern (UTC-5)

 - Summer (DST)

Eastern (UTC-4)

ZIP code

02667, 02663

Area code(s)

508 / 774

FIPS code

25-74385

GNIS feature ID

0618261

Website: http://www.wellfleetma.org/

Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Located halfway between the "tip" and "elbow" of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the town had a population of 2,749 at the 2000 census, which swells nearly sixfold during the summer.[citation needed] Nearly half of the land area of Wellfleet is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore and a total of 70% of the town's land area is in some form of protection. Wellfleet is famous for its eponymous oysters, which are celebrated in the annual October Wellfleet OysterFest. The town has the second greatest concentration of art galleries on Cape Cod, right after Provincetown.

 

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