Orleans History Since 1797

Originally known as South Parish of Eastham, which was settled in 1644, Orleans became incorporated in 1797 after seeking independence since 1717. The Nauset Tribe of the Wampanoag Nation were the indigenous people of this area. We honor our indigenous ancestors and their descendants for their wisdom, traditions, foresight, wise stewardship of these lands, and their continued guidance.

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Orleans has been the scene for a number of shipwrecks throughout history.Wreck of the Montclair? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWr_fnScDkYThe...

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