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Barnstable County, Massachusetts

US county information
NameBarnstable County
StateMassachusetts
SeatBarnstable
Largest cityBarnstable
US Area
Total Area1305.62 sq mi (3381.6 km2)
Land Area395.51 sq mi (1024.4 km2)
Water Area910.10 sq mi (2357.2 km2)
Population216902 (2010)
Density210.4/km2 (545/sq mi)
Founded1685

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Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, consisting of Cape Cod and associated islands. (Some adjacent islands are in Dukes County and Nantucket County.) As of the 2010 census, the population was 216,902. Its county seat is Barnstable.

Barnstable County was formed as part of the Plymouth Colony on 2 June 1685, including the towns of Falmouth, Sandwich and others lying to the east and north on Cape Cod. Plymouth Colony was merged into the Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1691.


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