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1890 Communities Near Cambridge ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Cambridge had a population of 70,028 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Cambridge had a population of 119,192 people.

  • Allston [Suffolk County]
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    • Allston [Suffolk County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Cambridge
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Allston had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Arlington [Middlesex County]
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    • Arlington [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Cambridge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,629 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,169 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Arlington had a post office and railroad service
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  • Belmont [Middlesex County]
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    • Belmont [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Cambridge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,873 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Belmont had a post office and railroad service
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  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Cambridge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 448,477 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Boston had a post office and railroad service
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  • Brighton [Suffolk County]
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    • Brighton [Suffolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Cambridge
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brighton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Cambridge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12,103 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brookline had a post office and railroad service
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  • Cambridgeport [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridgeport [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Cambridge
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cambridgeport had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Charlestown [Suffolk County]
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    • Charlestown [Suffolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Cambridge
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Charlestown had a post office and railroad service
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    • Chestnut Hill [Middlesex County]
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      • Chestnut Hill [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 310 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chestnut Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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      • East Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Cambridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Cambridge had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Cambridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Watertown [Middlesex County]
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      • East Watertown [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Cambridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Watertown had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Watertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Edgeworth [Middlesex County]
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      • Edgeworth [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Edgeworth had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgeworth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Faneuil [Suffolk County]
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      • Faneuil [Suffolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Faneuil had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faneuil have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Glenwood [Middlesex County]
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      • Glenwood [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Cambridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glenwood had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Medford had a post office and railroad service
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    • Medford Hillside [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford Hillside [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Cambridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Medford Hillside had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medford Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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      • North Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Cambridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Cambridge had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Cambridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40,152 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Somerville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Watertown [Middlesex County]
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      • Watertown [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Cambridge
      • Estimated population in 2015: 34,319 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Watertown had a post office and railroad service
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    • Waverley [Middlesex County]
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      • Waverley [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Cambridge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 325 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Waverley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wellington [Middlesex County]
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      • Wellington [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wellington had a post office and railroad service
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    • West Everett [Middlesex County]
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      • West Everett [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, West Everett had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Everett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • West Medford [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Cambridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, West Medford had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Medford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • West Somerville [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Cambridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, West Somerville had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Somerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Somerville
    • Winter Hill [Middlesex County]
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      • Winter Hill [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winter Hill had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winter Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winter Hill

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The official website for Cambridge: www.ci.cambridge.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cambridge) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cambridge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CambridgeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cambridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3738, Longitude: -71.1189    
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 


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