Manomet, Massachusetts

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The Second Church of Plymouth at Manomet

Manomet is a seaside village of Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. It is named for the Manomet Native American sub-group of the Wampanoag whose settlement was located atop the dominant hill in the region when European settlers arrived in Plymouth in 1620.[1] Manomet has a Post Office in the business district whose ZIP code is 02345. Residents and businesses in this village that are non-Post Office box holders use Plymouth's ZIP code of 02360.

Pilgrim Station, the only operating nuclear power plant in Massachusetts, is located in Plymouth, north of Manomet.

Manomet is also home to the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, a global conservation and sustainability research institute.

Activities and recreation[edit]

Today, Manomet is known for its Independence Day celebrations, which actually take place one day early, on the 3rd of July. The celebrations usually consist of private bonfires, fireworks, and a typically family oriented crowd. Manomet's July 3 celebration of Independence Day extends back to the 1800s, when residents burned scrap and driftwood on the beach. Tradition dictates that these bonfires be extinguished by the rising tide, so depending on the moon, the festivities may extend well into the night, or end relatively early. The 3rd of July celebrations are featured in a song called "Manomet (On The 3rd Of July)" written by longtime Manomet resident Tedd Rodman.

Neighborhoods and beaches[edit]

Manomet consists of the following neighborhoods:

  • Manomet Heights
  • Manomet Bluffs (strictly private)
  • Fisherman's Landing (strictly private)
  • Churchill Landing (strictly private)
  • Indian Bluffs Improvement Association (CCA) (strictly private)
  • Shallow Pond Estates
  • Cedar Bushes (strictly private)
  • Manomet Beach (strictly private)
  • Colony Beach Boulevard (strictly private)
  • Ocean Aire (strictly private)
  • White Horse Beach (mostly private)
  • Priscilla Beach (strictly private)

Landmarks[edit]

Manomet landmarks include:

  • Coast Guard Station Manomet Point, a former United States Coast Guard station which although no longer there has a stone memorial to deceased surfmen
  • Plymouth Moose Lodge #2485
  • Monte Christos
  • Old Pilgrim Gold Mine, located on the site of what is now Nelson Beach. People still find gold to this day.
  • Metro's Cafe
  • Kush Kone
  • Cappy's Pizza
  • Marshland Cafe
  • Big Al's Deli
  • Luke's Liquors
  • Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
  • Star of Siam
  • Saint Bonaventure Parish
  • The Idlewild
  • Churchill's Oil and Gas
  • Rose & Vicki's
  • Gellar's Snack Bar
  • Manomet Elementary
  • Second Church of Plymouth home of the oldest 'Ladies Beneficial Society' in America.
  • Manomet Lobster Pound

Media[edit]

The Manomet Current

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philbrick, Nathaniel (2006). Mayflower. New York: Penguin Group. ISBN 0-670-03760-5. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°55′07″N 70°34′00″W / 41.91861°N 70.56667°W / 41.91861; -70.56667