Dennis, MA, incorporated in 1793, was named for Josiah Dennis, a
favorite minister. The town was involved in the maritime activities of the
1800's and was full of the amazing tales of clipper ship adventures. As
the twentieth century approached and the glory days of sea captains faded, residents turned to commercial fishing and land-based industries.
Dennis comes into its own during the summer months, with special events
every week. Home to the nation's oldest summer theater, the Cape
Playhouse, Dennis offers varied summer activities, with arts and craft
shows, concerts on the village green and Dennis Festival Days, held in
August, which celebrate the friendly heritage of this All American New
Dennis, MA combines its traditional New
England heritage with modern day conveniences. The villages of East
Dennis, Dennis Port and South Dennis feature scenic historic districts and lovely tree-lined streets. Sixteen inviting beaches lie on the warm waters
of Nantucket Sound to the south and on the crisp refreshing waters of Cape
Cod Bay to the north.
As of 2000, there were 13,864 people, 7,504 households, and 4,581 families residing in the town. The population density
was 673/miČ. There were 14,105 housing units at an average density of 684/miČ.
latitude of Dennis is 41.752N. The
longitude is -70.197W. It is in
the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is