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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Cambridge.

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How Far From Cambridge to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Cambridge to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Cambridge to:

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Cambridge to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,501 miles [10,462.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cambridge ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Cambridge.

While the name Cambridge is unique within Alabama, we know of another 42 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Columbia County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the East

Idaho

Bannock County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Bannock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,572 miles [2,529.9 km] to the West Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,830 miles [2,945.1 km] to the Northwest

Illinois

Henry County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the North Northwest

Lake County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Lake County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Iowa

Henry County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Henry County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Henry County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Story County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Story County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Cowley County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Cowley County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the West Northwest

Johnson County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Johnson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Johnson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the North

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,169 miles [1,881.3 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the Northeast

Worcester County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Lenawee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lenawee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Isanti County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Isanti County   [Map]
Distance: About 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Lafayette County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lafayette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Missouri

Saline County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Furnas County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Furnas County   [Map]
Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Lyon County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,898 miles [3,054.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Coos County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Coos County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Washington County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the East Northeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Cambridge   [Map]
Distance: About 1,395 miles [2,245 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the North Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Jackson County
This community is historic.
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Kiowa County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Kiowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Cambridge
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northeast

Crawford County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Crawford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Cambridge   [Map]
Distance: About 1,491 miles [2,399.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Greenwood County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the East Northeast

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Warren County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the North

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Texas

Clay County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Clay County
This community is historic.
Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Grayson County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the West

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Vermont

Lamoille County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Lamoille County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Dane County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Cambridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cambridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cambridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3862, Longitude: -85.4588     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cambridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Cambridge to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.867 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.335 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.792 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cambridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cambridge.



 
 
 

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