Nashawena Island is the second largest of the Elizabeth Islands of Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. It lies between Cuttyhunk Island to the west and Pasque Island to the east. The island has a land area of 7.076 km² (2.732 sq mi, or 1,748.4 acres) and an official permanent population of 2 persons as of the 2000 U.S. Census.[1] The island is part of the town of Gosnold, Massachusetts. Nashawena is an Indian word meaning "middle island". Rock Island and Baret Island are two small islands located north of Nashawena.

Nashawena Island
Nashawena Island is located in Massachusetts
Nashawena Island
Nashawena Island
Nashawena Island is located in the United States
Nashawena Island
Nashawena Island
Coordinates41°25′45″N 70°52′28″W / 41.4292751°N 70.8744779°W / 41.4292751; -70.8744779Coordinates: 41°25′45″N 70°52′28″W / 41.4292751°N 70.8744779°W / 41.4292751; -70.8744779[1]
ArchipelagoElizabeth Islands
Total islands1
Area2.732 sq mi (7.08 km2)
Highest elevation82 ft (25 m)
United States
CountyDukes County
The Elizabeth Islands
Islands listed in order from east to west:
Major Islands:
Nonamesset Uncatena Naushon Pasque Nashawena Penikese Cuttyhunk
Minor Islands:
Bachelor Baret Bull Cedar Gosnold Gull Rock Veckatimest Weepecket Islands


  1. ^ "Nashawena Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-08-20.