Madaket, Massachusetts

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Madaket
Location in Nantucket County and the state of Massachusetts.
Location in Nantucket County and the state of Massachusetts.
Coordinates: 41°16′22″N 70°11′53″W / 41.27278°N 70.19806°W / 41.27278; -70.19806Coordinates: 41°16′22″N 70°11′53″W / 41.27278°N 70.19806°W / 41.27278; -70.19806
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts
CountyNantucket
Elevation
26 ft (8 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID616708[1]

Madaket (also Madaquet, Maddaket, Maddequet, Madeket, or Mattaket) is a census designated place (CDP) in Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States. Its elevation is 26 feet (8 m) on the western end of the island. The various spellings of its name led the Board on Geographic Names to designate its official spelling in 1966.[1] It is also home to the Madaket Ditch, one of the earliest public works projects in America. It was also home to a famous islander by the name of Mildred Carpenter Jewett or more commonly known as "Madaket Millie". [2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Madaket, Massachusetts". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 29 January 2008.
  2. ^ "Madaket Millie – A Coast Guard Legend". confessionsofacapecodprinter. 2011-12-18. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  3. ^ "A salute to Nantucket's "Madaket Millie"". blogs.capecodonline.com. Retrieved 2019-07-02.