Osterville

Located on the south side of Barnstable on Nantucket Sound, Osterville includes marshes, bays, ponds, a small lake, beaches, and a quaint Main Street complete with sophisticated shops and charming restaurants. 

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Osterville was originally named Cotacheset, based on the Native American name for the area. Over time it became a center for "oystering" (harvesting wild oysters) and was renamed Oysterville.
Later a map misspelled the name and from that point on the village was known as Osterville!

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