Nashawena Island Article

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Nashawena Island
Nashawena Island is located in Massachusetts
Nashawena Island
Nashawena Island
Nashawena Island is located in the US
Nashawena Island
Nashawena Island
Geography
Coordinates 41°25′45″N 70°52′28″W / 41.4292751°N 70.8744779°W / 41.4292751; -70.8744779
NASHAWENA ISLAND Latitude and Longitude:

41°25′45″N 70°52′28″W / 41.4292751°N 70.8744779°W / 41.4292751; -70.8744779
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Archipelago Elizabeth Islands
Total islands1
Area2.732 sq mi (7.08 km2)
Highest elevation82 ft (25 m)
Administration
United States
State Massachusetts
County Dukes County
The Elizabeth Islands
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Islands listed in order from east to west:
Major Islands:
Nonamesset Uncatena Naushon Pasque Nashawena Penikese Cuttyhunk
Minor Islands:
Bachelor Baret Bull Cedar Gosnold Gull Rock Veckatimest Weepecket Islands

Nashawena Island is the second largest of the Elizabeth Islands of Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. It lies between Cuttyhunk Island to the west and Pasque Island to the east. The island has a land area of 7.076 km² (2.732 sq mi, or 1,748.4 acres) and an official permanent population of 2 persons as of the 2000 census. [1] The island is part of the town of Gosnold, Massachusetts. Nashawena is an Indian word meaning "middle island". Rock Island and Baret Island are two small islands located north of Nashawena.

References

  1. ^ "Nashawena Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-08-20.