How did Provincetown, Massacusetts get its name?
According to Agnes Edwards book, “Cape Cod New and Old” published in 1918, after the union of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies in 1692 Provincetown, then a part of Truro. became a fishing hamlet. In 1741 it was set off as a precinct of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Initially the lands retained, were owned by the colony. Province of the Massachusetts Colony became Provincetown. Sounds logical to me. What may not be logical to someone who doesn’t live in Provincetown, why sewage and water usage are such hot button issues. When it comes to real estate use and development, these things are very much on the minds of the characters in the new murder mystery novel, Remaining in Provincetown by S.N.Cook. Now available online and in bookstores, including Amazon.com. Like us on Facebook.