Who was Tom Nevers?
Legend has it that Tom Nevers was an Indian who worked with the English settlers to manage a whale lookout on the southeast side of the island. For a time it was also a train depot. There once was a railroad from Town to 'Sconset with a "spur" line to Tom Nevers.
These days the area called Tom Nevers is home to many year-round residents as well as summer folks looking for a wonderful Nantucket Vacation. It's near a beach that spans 5 ½ miles. With almost 68 acres under conservation, it affords lots of peace and quiet, with none of the hustle and bustle of downtown.