What is a Cotuit?
The name “Cotuit” is a Wampanoag Indian word meaning “place of the council.” Cotuit was called Cotuit Port until local postmaster Charles Bearse dropped the “Port” in 1872. The Colonial settlers mainly harvested the bounty of the area: salt marsh hay and oysters.
Where on the Cape is Cotuit?
Located on a peninsula on the south side of Barnstable about midway between Falmouth and Hyannis, Cotuit is bounded by the Santuit River to the west on the Mashpee town line, the villages of Marstons Mills to the north and Osterville to the east, and Nantucket Sound to the south.
What County is Cotuit?
Cotuit is one of the villages of the Town of Barnstable on Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States.
What town is Cotuit MA?
town of Barnstable
Visit Cotuit, MA
Established in 1648, Cotuit is one of seven villages in the town of Barnstable. Off the beaten path, Cotuit offers a combination of a quiet residential area and tourist-oriented attractions.