Welcome to Truro

Truro is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Located two hours outside Boston, it is a summer vacation community just shy of the tip of Cape Cod. It is named after Truro in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Its name among the natives of Cape Cod was Pamet or Payomet, a name that still refers to an area around the town center known as the Pamet Roads.

Following are three views of Truro's History; The first is from the modern perspective, the second from an 1890's perspective and the third from the Pamet Native American's perspective.


Incorporated: 1709
County: Barnstable
Population: 2,003 (2010 Census), Summer estimate: 15,000 - 20,000
Tax Rate: FY 2017:  $6.98
Zip Codes: 02666, Truro and 02652, North Truro
Library: Truro Public Library
School: Truro Central School (PK-6)
Public Safety: Full-Time Police and  Fire and Rescue.
Beaches: Ballston, Beach Point, Coast Guard, Cold Storage, Corn Hill, Fisher, Great Hollow, Head of the Meadow, Longnook, and Ryder

Click here for A Brief and Ever Growing History of the Town of Truro Massachusetts