Oak Bluffs in Massachusetts

29 April 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

© flickr.com - Michele Schaffer/cc-by-2.0

© flickr.com – Michele Schaffer/cc-by-2.0

Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 5,341 at the 2020 United States Census. It is one of the island’s principal points of arrival for summer tourists, and is noted for its “gingerbread cottages” and other well-preserved mid- to late-nineteenth-century buildings. The town has been a historically important center of African American culture since the eighteenth century.   read more…

Martha’s Vineyard on the Atlantic

19 December 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

Dock on Martha's Vineyard © flickr.com - m01229/cc-by-2.0

Dock on Martha’s Vineyard © flickr.com – m01229/cc-by-2.0

Martha’s Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, known for being an affluent summer colony. It is accessible only by boat and air. It includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island. Martha’s Vineyard is part of a chain of islands known as the Outer Lands. The island is a part of Dukes County, which also includes Cuttyhunk, as well as the island of Nomans Land, the latter of which is currently a US Wildlife preserve closed to the public. Martha’s Vineyard is divided into six towns. Each town is governed by a board of selectmen elected by town voters, along with annual and periodic town meetings. Each town is also a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, which regulates island-wide building, environmental, and aesthetic concerns. Each town also follows certain regulations from Dukes County.   read more…

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