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Welcome to Edgartown ...

Edgartown is located on Martha's Vineyard.

Edgartown is located in Dukes County<1> and is the County Seat for Dukes County.

When the people of Edgartown refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Edgartonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Edgartown has a population of 4,371 people<3> (see below for details).

Edgartown was settled in 1642 and was incorporated in 1671.

Edgartown is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Edgartown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Edgartown: (508) and (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Edgartown: 02539<6>

Websites for Edgartown ...

Official Website: www.edgartown-ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Edgartown had an population of 4,371 people. This is an increase of 7.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Edgartown had a population of 4,067 people (which is 24.6% of the total population of Dukes County). This makes Edgartown the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Edgartown represents 0.06% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 261st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,067 people, the population of Edgartown increased 7.62% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,779 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Edgartown.

Communities near Edgartown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Edgartown.

  • Falmouth [Barnstable County]
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    • Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Edgartown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,107 people
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  • Mashpee [Barnstable County]
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    • Mashpee [Barnstable County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Edgartown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,266 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mashpee came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
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  • Oak Bluffs [Dukes County]
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    • Oak Bluffs [Dukes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northwest of Edgartown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,696 people
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  • Tisbury [Dukes County]
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    • Tisbury [Dukes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Edgartown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,128 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Tisbury [Dukes County]
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      • West Tisbury [Dukes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Edgartown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,927 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Tisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chilmark [Dukes County]
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      • Chilmark [Dukes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Edgartown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilmark have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Aquinnah [Dukes County]
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      • Aquinnah [Dukes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Edgartown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Former name for Aquinnah:
      • Gay Head
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    • Gosnold [Dukes County]
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      • Gosnold [Dukes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Edgartown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 75 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gosnold have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vineyard Haven [Dukes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineyard Haven
      • Vineyard Haven [Dukes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Edgartown
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    • West Chop [Dukes County]
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      • West Chop [Dukes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Edgartown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Chop have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Edgartown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Edgartown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Edgartown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Edgartown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Edgartown. See our Newspapers Page for Edgartown.

Adding Edgartown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Edgartown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Edgartown was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Edgartown on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Edgartown on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Edgartown: www.edgartown-ma.us/

The official website for Dukes County: www.dukescounty.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Dukes, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Edgartown refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Edgartown may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Edgartown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Edgartown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Edgartown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Edgartown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edgartown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Edgartown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EdgartownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgartown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3918, Longitude: -70.5135    
<8>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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