Seven villages, one town-Barnstable. The villages have their own character and charm and yet these seven diverse villages are interconnected and together form one strong, proud community that is an integral part of Cape Cod.
Lothrop Hill Cemetery
Reverend John Lothrop founded Barnstable in 1639. His tomb stil sits in Barnstable's Lothrop Hill Cemetery alongside his extensive family.
Rev. John Lothropp (1584–1653) — sometimes spelled Lothrop orLathrop — was an English Anglican clergyman, who became a Congregationalist minister and emigrant to New England. He was among the first settlers of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Perhaps Lothropp's principal claim to fame is that he was a strong proponent of the idea of the Separation of Church and State (also called "Freedom of Religion"). This idea was considered heretical in England during his time, but eventually became the mainstream view of people in the United States of America, because of the efforts of John Lothropp and others. Lothropp left an indelible mark on the culture of New England, and through that, upon the rest of the country. He has had many notable descendents, including at least 6 US presidents, as well as many other prominent Governors, and government and business people.
Map of TOB seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail
Upcoming events in Villages
Be sure to check out the arts and cultural happenings in all seven villages.