Yarmouth, resort town (1990 pop. 21,174), Barnstable co., SE Mass., on the south shore of Cape Cod settled and inc. 1639. The main street of this residential town is lined with well-preserved old houses. Of special interest is the Thacher House (1680). The Yarmouth port is a historic district.

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