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Christiantown Woods Preserve


8.6 acres


Having won a "special places" designation from the commonwealth, the Christiantown chapel and nearby Wampanoag burial ground are a unique part of West Tisbury history; the land bank preserve was acquired so that the background of the chapel would not be spoiled by houses.


Start at the intersection of the Indian Hill, South Indian Hill and Christiantown Roads; proceed up the Christiantown Road 0.6 miles; trailhead is just past the chapel.

Historical Highlights

  • Christiantown was a block of land, one-mile square, that was given to four “praying Indians” by the sachem Josias of Takemmy in 1659; it was whittled down over the years and sold off to European settlers

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