Native American Place Names associated with locations in Westport MA
This map was compiled from information in the collection of the Westport Historical Society. We welcome corrections and comments. The map dates from 1871.
Acoaxet (Accohquesse, Acokus, Cockset) – Place of the small hill or the land on the other side of the little land
Davol Pond, Westport Harbor
The name of the small island in the West Branch between Adamsville and Westport Harbor.
Copatneast –Thick woods or brush
An area south of Adamsville on the West Branch.
Copicut– Dense pine woods or swamp
The Copicut Woods are located in Fall River.
HussunnegkorHassanegk– cellar dwelling, cave, cavern, or enclosure with stone flaggings or stone house
This is the earliest form of Horseneck.
Mashtuxet– Reed or grass brook
A brook that flowed into Allen’s Pond.
Masquamskiesett or Mashuamskesett– At the place of the red standing stone
The east side of the East Branch of the Westport River, two miles south of Hix Bridge.
A cedar swamp in northern Westport.
Noquochoke – His small piece of land or Land at the fork
The East Branch of the Westport River.
Paquachuck– At the clear or open hill
A swamp in the northeast corner of Westport.
On the east side of the East Branch, about one mile south of South Westport.
Poquanset– At the opening
The natural harbor at the end of Westport Point.
Poganset – At the pond
Quannachuck – At the long hill
The swamp between Westport Factory and the Watuppa Pond.
Quansetor Nutaquanset– The place of the terrible fire or at the burnt woods
An area on the east side of the East Branch, about a mile south of Hix Bridge.
The area of land that is on the east side of the East Branch north of Hix Bridge or a brook that joins the river.
Watuppa – They draw water