ⓘ Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

                                     

ⓘ Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Vineyard Haven is a community within the town of Tisbury, Massachusetts on Marthas Vineyard. It is listed as a census-designated place by the U.S. Census Bureau with a population of 2.114 as of the 2010 census.

The area was called "Nobnocket" by the Wampanoag people and was first mentioned in the colonial settlers as the "house hole", "home" from a Wampanoag term for "old" and "hole", i.e. protected Bay. In the 19th century it was more usually spelled "Holmes hole" after the descendants of John Holmes, 1730-1812, who settled in the village in the second half of the 18th century. The village officially changed its name to vineyard haven in 1871. The name is Vineyard technically applies only to that part of the town of Tisbury, but the names are interchangeable and the Vineyard is typically used as the name for the whole city.

The vineyard is the main port of entry to Marthas Vineyard and one of the three main centers of population with edgartown and oak bluffs. Steamship authority Wharf is located in Vineyard where the ferries arrive and depart year-round. And second, seasonal Wharf is located in nearby oak bluffs. The year-round population of only about 2.000, but this number increases significantly in summer.