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Truro 
This page contains an overview and links for Truro government, finances, libraries, natural resources, recreation, real estate, and schools as well as miscellaneous links.
 






Photo of boats courtesy the Truro Chamber of Commerce and Single Source and Berndt & Co. Copyright 1997

      
       
 
Overview   

The Town of Truro is a small, rural community on the outer Cape where the quaint and unique character of "Old Cape Cod" is preserved. Truro is rich in history and strongly tied to the sea. It is in Truro where the Pilgrims from the Mayflower found a spring from which they drew their first drink of water in the new land, and where they found a cache of Indian corn, at a place named Corn Hill, that saved them from starvation after their first year.

Truro possesses beautiful beaches on Cape Cod Bay and some of the most magnificent beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. A source of inspiration to artists and beachcombers alike, Truro's beaches, dunes and landscape of rolling hills are an attraction to tourists and vacationers.

Home to a diverse year-round population, Truro's permanent population includes fishermen, tradesmen and an ever-growing number of retirees. The town is home of the famous Cape Cod Light, Cape Cod's oldest lighthouse, which was first erected in 1797 and replaced by the current structure in 1857. With over half of its land area within the Cape Cod National Seashore District, the residents of Truro are dedicated to preserving the special character of this seashore community.

Because so much of Truro is contained in the National Seashore, Truro's real estate tends to be expensive. In fact, some have dubbed Truro the "Nantucket of Cape Cod." (Narrative in part courtesy of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.)

 
Truro Government   
Demographic, Economic, and Government Profile
Helpful Telephone Numbers
 Links and Information from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 Town of Truro home page
 
 

Finances   

State Report of Truro's Finances

Employment and Wages

 
Libraries   
Truro Public Library
 Search Cape Cod Libraries
 Truro Public Library Information
 
Natural Resources   
Tide Charts
 Cape Cod National Seashore Species List
 Cape Cod National Seashore
 Truro Weather Report from the Weather Underground
 
Recreation   
Beaches
 Cape Cod Water Web Site
 Birdwatching
 Bicycling
 Walking
Golf  
Highland Links Highland Light Rd., North Truro - 508-487-9201 9-hole,
par 70, 2,789 yards
 

Real Estate   

Barnstable County Registry of Deeds
 Cape Cod Commission
 Valuation (Real Estate) certification statistics (PDF document)
 
  

Schools   

Truro School and District Profiles

 

Miscellaneous   

Truro Information from the Cape Cod Times

Business Links from Townstuff.com
Truro Chamber of Commerce
 Complete Transportation Information
 A Cape Cod Sketchbook Revisited
 Truro Treasures
 
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