Orleans, Massachusetts

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. terminus_a 20px (File:US 6.svg) U.S. Route 6 (U.S. Route 6 in Massachusetts) in Bourne (Bourne, Massachusetts) (continues as Sandwich Road (Sandwich Road (Bourne))) junction 25px (File:MA Route 132.svg) Route 132 (Massachusetts Route 132) in Barnstable (Barnstable, Massachusetts) 20px (File:US 6.svg) U.S. Route 6 (U.S. Route 6 in Massachusetts) in Orleans (Orleans, Massachusetts) 20px (File:MA Route 28.svg) Massachusetts Route 28 Route 28

in Orleans (Orleans, Massachusetts) 20px (File:US 6.svg) U.S. Route 6 (U.S. Route 6 in Massachusetts) in Eastham (Eastham, Massachusetts) ---- terminus_a 20px (File:US 6.svg) U.S. Route 6 (U.S. Route 6 in Massachusetts) in Bourne (Bourne, Massachusetts) (continues as Sandwich Road (Sandwich Road (Bourne))) junction 25px (File:MA Route 132.svg) Route 132 (Massachusetts Route 132) in Barnstable (Barnstable, Massachusetts) File:US 6.svg 20px

in Provincetown, '''Route 6A''' was signed along Bradford Street instead of US 6's former routing on Commercial Street, as the latter road had become one-way westbound. * A third stretch in 1956 was signed between Route 132 (Route 132 (Massachusetts)) in Barnstable (Barnstable, Massachusetts) and the Orleans (Orleans, Massachusetts) Eastham (Eastham, Massachusetts) town line when the US 6 freeway was completed. * '''Route 6A''' does not officially exist in Eastham, Massachusetts Eastham


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. * WFCC-FM 107.5 Chatham, Massachusetts Cape Cod ''(sold to Cape Cod Broadcasting)'' * WKPE (WOCN-FM) 104.7 Orleans, Massachusetts Cape Cod (Classic Rock (Classic rock), not classical) ''(sold to Cape Cod Broadcasting)'' * World Classical Network (satellite service) ''(sold to Cape Cod Broadcasting)'' Marshall's son, Peter J. Marshall (January 21, 1940 - September 8, 2010), followed his father into the Presbyterian clergy and ran a national ministry, Peter Marshall Ministries, from Orleans (Orleans, Massachusetts), Massachusetts. He also authored many books on the Christian faith in the United States. '''Route 28''' is a nominally south–north route in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, running from the town of Orleans (Orleans, Massachusetts) via Boston (Boston, Massachusetts) to the New Hampshire state line in Methuen (Methuen, Massachusetts). Following the route from its nominally southern end, Route 28 initially heads south to the town of Chatham (Chatham, Massachusetts) then turns west to follow along the south shore of Cape Cod. In Falmouth (Falmouth, Massachusetts), Route 28 turns north and continues through the western reaches of Plymouth and Norfolk counties. It then cuts through downtown Boston before heading north via Lawrence (Lawrence, Massachusetts) to the New Hampshire state line, where it continues as New Hampshire Route 28. Route 28 travels through 28 municipalities. thumb right 300px McGrath Highway (Route 28) in Somerville, Massachusetts Somerville (Image:Route28SomervilleMA.jpg), Massachusetts. Route 28 is a mostly a two-lane undivided highway, with several divided, four-lane sections in populated areas as well as one freeway section. The south end of Route 28 is at the Orleans Rotary just north of the Orleans (Orleans, Massachusetts)-Eastham (Eastham, Massachusetts) town line, where it intersects with U.S. Route 6 (U.S. Route 6 (Massachusetts)) and Route 6A (Route 6A (Massachusetts)). Northbound Route 28 initially heads south towards the town of Chatham (Chatham, Massachusetts) before turning west to run along the south shore of Cape Cod until Falmouth (Falmouth, Massachusetts). From there, Route 28 turns north, running for several miles along a freeway, later downgrading to a four-lane divided surface arterial. Route 28 crosses the Cape Cod Canal via the Bourne Bridge, from which it then overlaps with U.S. Route 6 as a two-lane highway until Wareham (Wareham, Massachusetts). North of Wareham, Route 28 heads north towards Boston (Boston, Massachusetts) passing through the southern suburbs of the city, including Middleborough (Middleborough, Massachusetts), Bridgewater (Bridgewater, Massachusetts), Brockton (Brockton, Massachusetts), and Randolph (Randolph, Massachusetts). After crossing Interstate 93, Route 28 then goes through Blue Hills Reservation, Milton (Milton, Massachusetts), and the southern neighborhoods of Boston. In Boston proper, northbound Route 28 uses Columbus Avenue, Stuart Street, Charles Street South (Charles Street (Boston)), and Beacon Street (Beacon Street (Boston)), then shifts via the David G. Mugar Way to Embankment Road. At the junction with the Longfellow Bridge, Route 28 is joined briefly by Route 3 (Route 3 (Massachusetts)) on a wrong-way concurrency until the Charles River Dam Bridge. Route 28 crosses the Charles River on the Charles River Dam Bridge into Cambridge (Cambridge, Massachusetts). After crossing the river, Route 28 runs along the six-lane divided highway known as Monsignor O'Brien Highway (in Cambridge) and Monsignor McGrath Highway (in Somerville (Somerville, Massachusetts)) to connect to the Fellsway. The four-lane Fellsway crosses the Mystic River into Medford (Medford, Massachusetts). Route 28 continues north through the Middlesex Fells Reservation and the northern suburbs of Boston, including Reading (Reading, Massachusetts), Andover (Andover, Massachusetts), Lawrence (Lawrence, Massachusetts) (crossing the Merrimack River), and Methuen (Methuen, Massachusetts), from which it then crosses into the state of New Hampshire. Realignments Driving the entire length from New Hampshire to Orleans (Orleans, Massachusetts), the highway layout and design has not changed much since its construction and designation in the early 20th century. The major exceptions are in Boston (Boston, Massachusetts), where some of the original routing was changed over the years, and on the Cape, where a freeway section between Falmouth (Falmouth, Massachusetts) and Bourne (Bourne, Massachusetts) was completed in the mid 1960s. Miscellenea * Directional signs on Route 28 on Cape Cod are continuously marked as north–south, which is confusing for unfamiliar drivers. One travelling on Route 28 southbound is actually going northeast from Falmouth (Falmouth, Massachusetts) to Mashpee (Mashpee, Massachusetts), east from Mashpee to Chatham (Chatham, Massachusetts), and north from Chatham to the Orleans (Orleans, Massachusetts)-Eastham (Eastham, Massachusetts) border. In fact, where Route 39 (Massachusetts Route 39) hits Route 28 in South Orleans, the directions on Route 28 are unsigned, since otherwise a driver heading north on 39 North and wishing to continue north into Orleans Center might inadvertently follow 28 North south to Chatham. * Route 28 passes through less than north–south New England Interstate Route from Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts (at NE-3) to Ossipee, New Hampshire (at NE-16) via Boston and Manchester, New Hampshire. The portion in Massachusetts has since been extended east into Cape Cod (along the original alignment of NE-3) and currently ends at the Orleans Rotary in the town of Orleans (Orleans, Massachusetts) with US 6 and Route 6A (Route 6A (Massachusetts)).


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also came to the town. In fact, it was in Eastham that Henry Beston wrote ''The Outermost House.'' The town is discussed at some length in Henry David Thoreau's (Henry David Thoreau) ''Cape Cod'' as the somewhat rugged site of one of New England's largest summer "camp-meeting" evangelistic gatherings in the mid-19th century. The gatherings were at times attended by at least "one hundred and fifty ministers, (!) and five thousand hearers" at a site called Millennium


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headquartered south of the Route 6A – Route 28 intersection. There are three post offices, in East Orleans, Orleans Center and South Orleans. The Snow Library, named for the original benefactor of the library, is located in Orleans Center, and is supported by the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) library network. The town also operates several beaches, boat landings, and small parks, and has a historical commission which meets in the town's original meeting house (across

in 1621 a hunting expedition comprised from the crew of the sailing vessel ''Mayflower'', which had stopped in Provincetown harbor on Cape Cod Bay after a rough crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, which led to the first encounter of the Pilgrims (Pilgrim (Plymouth Colony)) and the local Nauset Indians at First Encounter Beach. The area would not be settled by Europeans, however, until 1644. The original lands included what are now the towns of Truro (Truro, Massachusetts), Wellfleet

Woodbury ; Route 3 ran via Milldale (Milldale, CT) and Waterbury (Waterbury, CT), and became parts of Route 14 (Route 14 (Connecticut)) and Route 10 (Route 10 (Connecticut)) in the 1932 renumbering (1932 renumbering (Connecticut)). Connecticut State Highway Department, state map, 1932 Here US 6 mostly remains on its original routing, with the main difference being between Hartford (Hartford, CT) and Terryville


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, Massachusetts Wellfleet , Eastham, Orleans (Orleans, Massachusetts) and a small portion of Chatham (Chatham, Massachusetts). Eastham town was officially incorporated in 1651. Birthplace of '''Freeman Hatch''', who in 1853 set the world record (which still stands) for a single-hull wooden sailing vessel from San Francisco around Cape Horn to Boston aboard the clipper ship '''''Northern Light'''''. Fishing and especially farming were early industries in the town, and writers and artists


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to Chatham. * Route 28 passes through less than of Brewster (Brewster, Massachusetts), but the signage on the road indicates a direct border between Harwich and Orleans.amp;size l&s 25 TopoZone - USGS Chatham (MA) Topo Map The ground also include the Old East Mill, a windmill built in Orleans, Massachusetts


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Inc., 2004, p. 70. File:Orleans Inn.jpg The Orleans Inn, between Town Cove and Route 28 File:Orleans windmill.jpg The Jonathan Young Windmill, a restored, working eighteenth-century windmill next to Town Cove Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of is land and

by and shared with the town of Eastham, is located in the "crease" of the inner elbow and provides boating access to Cape Cod Bay. Cape Cod National Seashore lies along the coast as well. Transportation The town line between Eastham and Orleans is the site of the termini of Massachusetts Routes 6A (Massachusetts Route 6A) and 28 (Massachusetts Route 28). The two routes join in the Orleans town center and end at a rotary with Route 6 at the Eastham town line. Massachusetts

Route 39 , which traces a portion of the Brewster town line, ends in the southern part of Orleans at Route 28. Other than two small non-outleted lanes, only Route 6 and Bridge Road pass northward into Eastham. Orleans has no rail or air service in town. The nearest regional air service can be reached in nearby Chatham, and the nearest national and international airport is Logan International Airport in Boston. Demographics


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Attacks in wartime Orleans, being on Cape Cod, and thus an exposed portion of the coast, has been a target in wartime. In 1814 its residents repelled an invasion of British marines from the HMS ''Newcastle'' (HMS Newcastle (1813)). Nauset Beach was the only United States site hit by foreign munitions during World War I; the shells were apparently aimed at barges close off shore. This was the first time a foreign entity had fired upon United States soil since the end of the War


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or Wellfleet (Wellfleet, Massachusetts), though mile markers on the Truro (Truro, Massachusetts) Provincetown (Provincetown, Massachusetts) section (which start at Mile 53.0) suggest a silent concurrency with US 6 through the gap. By the early 1990s, Charles River Broadcasting and WCRB entered into a commitment for the station to continue running classical music until 2092. Later in the decade

, the company purchased WFCC-FM Chatham (Chatham, Massachusetts), WKPE-FM Orleans (Orleans, Massachusetts) (both on Cape Cod), WCRI (WCRI-FM) Block Island (Block Island, Rhode Island) Westerly (Westerly, Rhode Island) (formerly WVBI), and WCNX (WCRI (AM)) Hope Valley, Rhode Island (formerly WJJF) (both in Rhode Island) from their respective local owners. In addition, a satellite service named the World Classical Network was started by Charles River Broadcasting

. * WFCC-FM 107.5 Chatham, Massachusetts Cape Cod ''(sold to Cape Cod Broadcasting)'' * WKPE (WOCN-FM) 104.7 Orleans, Massachusetts Cape Cod (Classic Rock (Classic rock), not classical) ''(sold to Cape Cod Broadcasting)'' * World Classical Network (satellite service) ''(sold to Cape Cod Broadcasting)'' Marshall's son, Peter J. Marshall (January 21, 1940 - September 8, 2010), followed his father into the Presbyterian clergy and ran a national ministry, Peter


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. ''Penelope'' later became ''Happy Birthday, Wanda June'', a feature film released in 1971. By 1976 the Argos had long since divorced and for various reasons the theater was sold by Mrs. Argo. It is now known as the Academy of Performing Arts. Orleans Arena Theater documentary profile Notable residents *Victor A. Vyssotsky, mathematician and computer scientist References north–south New England Interstate Route from Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts (at NE-3) to Ossipee, New Hampshire (at NE-16) via Boston and Manchester, New Hampshire. The portion in Massachusetts has since been extended east into Cape Cod (along the original alignment of NE-3) and currently ends at the Orleans Rotary in the town of Orleans (Orleans, Massachusetts) with US 6 and Route 6A (Route 6A (Massachusetts)).

Orleans, Massachusetts

'''Orleans'''

For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Orleans, please see the article Orleans (CDP), Massachusetts.

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