This small island features a rock-strewn gravel beach and a large oak tree.
The island was likely used seasonally by Native Americans. Trees were likely removed for firewood by colonists. An 1893 account (The History of Hingham, "Ancient Landmarks") describes Button as "a little heap of rock and gravel, bearing no trees or shrubs and but little grass, is not worth visiting." The island now supports about twenty trees and a dense understory of brambles.
Agency Designation: Park lands
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Last updated: February 26, 2015