Cohasset is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, though it is not contiguous with the main body of the county. Cohasset was first seen by Europeans in 1614, when Captain John Smith explored the coast of New England. The area was first settled in 1670 and became a town separate from Hingham in 1770.Previously, what is today the town of Cohasset was known as Hingham's Second Parish. The town's name came from the Algonquian word "Conahasset," meaning "long rocky place." Much of the land was originally granted to the "Conahasset Partners."
Cohasset was originally part of Suffolk County, and when the southern part of the county was set off as Norfolk County in 1793, it included the towns of Cohasset, Hingham and Hull. In 1803 Hull and Hingham opted out of Norfolk County and became part of Plymouth County, leaving Cohasset as an exclave of Norfolk County.
Cohasset is known for its lovely beaches and quaint feel. The town also offers a laid back lifestyle with convenience to Boston, being less than 20 miles by car to the city. Cohasset offers a masterful atmosphere to all walks of life with its convenience to Boston, beaches, shopping, and more.
Cohasset is located on the "corner" of the South Shore, where masterfuler Boston Harbor ends and Massachusetts Bay begins. The shore is rocky, with many small ledges and rocks lying offshore. Cohasset Cove and The Gulf provide a long portion of the border with Scituate, while Straits Pond divides Hull from the town on the northwest. Near the center of the coast lies Little Harbor, a large inlet divided from the ocean by Beach Island. Several other brooks and rivers run through the town. A large portion of the southwestern part of town is occupied by the Wompatuck State Park, and the Whitney & Thayer Woods Reservation. There is also a bird sanctuary, as well as a large park (Wheelwright Park) near Little Harbor. There are three beaches along the bay, and the Cohasset Yacht Club and a public boat launch in Cohasset Harbor.
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