Nonamesset Island

Island in Dukes County, Massachusetts, US
41°30′30″N 70°41′13″W / 41.5084422°N 70.6869745°W / 41.5084422; -70.6869745[1]ArchipelagoElizabeth IslandsTotal islands1Area.54 sq mi (1.4 km2)Highest elevation52 ft (15.8 m)Administration
United States
StateMassachusettsCountyDukes County
The Elizabeth Islands
Major islands
  • Nonamesset
  • Uncatena
  • Naushon
  • Pasque
  • Nashawena
  • Penikese
  • Cuttyhunk
Minor islands
  • Bachelor
  • Baret
  • Bull
  • Cedar
  • Gosnold
  • Gull
  • Rock
  • Veckatimest
  • Weepecket Islands

Nonamesset Island is the most easterly of the Elizabeth Islands of Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. The island has a land area of 1.398 km2 (0.540 sq mi) or 345.5 acres) and was uninhabited as of the 2000 census.[2] The island is part of the town of Gosnold, Massachusetts.

Painter Robert Swain Gifford was born on the island in 1840.[3]


  1. ^ "Nonamesset Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29.
  3. ^ David Bernard Dearinger; National Academy of Design (U.S.) (2004). Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design: 1826–1925. Hudson Hills. pp. 20–. ISBN 978-1-55595-029-3.
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