Orientation & Geography

North America, United States, Nantucket County

Siasconset is a village at the eastern end of Nantucket island, Massachusetts, United States with an elevation of 52 feet (16 m). Although unincorporated, the village has a post office, with the ZIP code 02564. The various spellings of its name, 'Sconset, Sconset, Seconset, Siasconsett, or Sweseckechi led the Board on Geographic Names to designate its official spelling in 1892. In the early twentieth century it was a summer retreat for an Actor's Colony which included Digby Bell, George Fawcett, Joseph Jefferson, Charles Penrose, Hassard Short, William H. Thompson and his wife Isabel Irving, DeWolf Hopper, Frank Gillmore and his daughters Ruth and Margalo Gillmore, among others.