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Our Genealogy Helper for Cambridge ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Cambridge (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Cambridge. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Cambridge is located in Middlesex County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Massachusetts' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Middlesex County: Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Worcester & Hillsborough (NH).

Below are the counties that are near Cambridge. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Cambridge:

  • Middlesex County     (The home county of Cambridge)
    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerville
      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerville
    • Huron Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huron Village
      • Huron Village [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huron Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron Village
    • Medford [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medford
      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medford
    • West Medford [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Medford
      • West Medford [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Medford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Medford
    • Wellington [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington
      • Wellington [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
    • Arlington [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Belmont [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,873 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Chestnut Hill [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hill
      • Chestnut Hill [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hill
    • Watertown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watertown
      • Watertown [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Cambridge
      • Estimated population in 2015: 34,319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown
    • Waverley [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverley
      • Waverley [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverley
    • Everett [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett
      • Everett [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett
    • Malden [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malden
      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malden
    • Arlington Heights [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington Heights
      • Arlington Heights [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington Heights
  • Bristol County
    • North Easton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Easton
      • North Easton [Bristol County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Easton
    • South Easton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Easton
      • South Easton [Bristol County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Easton
    • Easton Center [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton Center
      • Easton Center [Bristol County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton Center
    • Easton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Bristol County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • East Mansfield [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Mansfield
      • East Mansfield [Bristol County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Mansfield
    • Furnace Village [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace Village
      • Furnace Village [Bristol County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furnace Village
    • Mansfield [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Bristol County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Norton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
      • Norton [Bristol County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,983 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norton
    • Attleboro Falls [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro Falls
      • Attleboro Falls [Bristol County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attleboro Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attleboro Falls
    • Chartley [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chartley
      • Chartley [Bristol County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chartley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chartley
    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Attleboro
      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Attleboro
    • Raynham [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raynham
      • Raynham [Bristol County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,560 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raynham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raynham
    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro
      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attleboro
  • Essex County
    • Saugus [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saugus
      • Saugus [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,542 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saugus
    • West Lynn [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Lynn
      • West Lynn [Essex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Lynn
    • Nahant [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nahant
      • Nahant [Essex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,506 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nahant
    • Lynn [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Essex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Lynnfield [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnfield
      • Lynnfield [Essex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynnfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnfield
    • Swampscott [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swampscott
      • Swampscott [Essex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,462 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swampscott
    • Peabody [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peabody
      • Peabody [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peabody
    • Brigadoon Village [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brigadoon Village
      • Brigadoon Village [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brigadoon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brigadoon Village
    • Marblehead [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marblehead
      • Marblehead [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,551 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marblehead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marblehead
    • Salem [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • West Town Landing [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Town Landing
      • West Town Landing [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Town Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Town Landing
    • Danvers [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danvers
      • Danvers [Essex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,571 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danvers
    • Hathorne [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hathorne
      • Hathorne [Essex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hathorne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hathorne
  • Norfolk County
    • Brookline Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline Village
      • Brookline Village [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookline Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline Village
    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline
      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline
    • Westbrook Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook Village
      • Westbrook Village [Norfolk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westbrook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook Village
    • Milton Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton Village
      • Milton Village [Norfolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton Village
    • Needham Heights [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needham Heights
      • Needham Heights [Norfolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needham Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needham Heights
    • Montclair [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montclair
      • Montclair [Norfolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
    • Norfolk Downs [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk Downs
      • Norfolk Downs [Norfolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk Downs
    • Babson Park [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Babson Park
      • Babson Park [Norfolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Babson Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babson Park
    • Needham [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needham
      • Needham [Norfolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,537 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needham
    • Dedham [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dedham
      • Dedham [Norfolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,345 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dedham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dedham
    • Milton [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Norfolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,537 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • West Quincy [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Quincy
      • West Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Quincy
    • Wellesley Hills [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellesley Hills
      • Wellesley Hills [Norfolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellesley Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellesley Hills
  • Plymouth County
    • Hull [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [Plymouth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
    • Hingham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hingham
      • Hingham [Plymouth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hingham
    • Accord [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accord
      • Accord [Plymouth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accord
    • North Abington [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Abington
      • North Abington [Plymouth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Abington
    • Montello [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montello
      • Montello [Plymouth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montello
    • Rockland [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Plymouth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,992 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Brockton [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockton
      • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
    • Abington [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abington
      • Abington [Plymouth County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abington
    • Minot [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minot
      • Minot [Plymouth County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minot
    • North Scituate [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Scituate
      • North Scituate [Plymouth County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Scituate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Scituate
    • Norwell [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwell
      • Norwell [Plymouth County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,171 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwell
    • Whitman [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitman
      • Whitman [Plymouth County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitman
    • Greenbush [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbush
      • Greenbush [Plymouth County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbush have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbush
  • Suffolk County
    • Allston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allston
      • Allston [Suffolk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allston
    • Bay Village [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Village
      • Bay Village [Suffolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Village
    • Brighton [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Suffolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
    • Boston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
      • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
    • Charlestown [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlestown
      • Charlestown [Suffolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlestown
    • Chelsea [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
      • Chelsea [Suffolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
    • East Boston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Boston
      • East Boston [Suffolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Boston
    • Jamaica Plain [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamaica Plain
      • Jamaica Plain [Suffolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamaica Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamaica Plain
    • Roxbury [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxbury
      • Roxbury [Suffolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
    • South Boston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boston
      • South Boston [Suffolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Boston
    • Revere [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Revere
      • Revere [Suffolk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Revere
    • Dorchester [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorchester
      • Dorchester [Suffolk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
    • Mattapan [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattapan
      • Mattapan [Suffolk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
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  • Worcester County
    • Fayville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayville
      • Fayville [Worcester County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Cambridge
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    • Cordaville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordaville
      • Cordaville [Worcester County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Cambridge
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    • Southborough [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southborough
      • Southborough [Worcester County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southborough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Southville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southville
      • Southville [Worcester County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Cambridge
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    • Shaker Village [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaker Village
      • Shaker Village [Worcester County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaker Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bolton [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Worcester County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,476 people
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    • Harvard [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
      • Harvard [Worcester County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,618 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Milford [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Worcester County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,965 people
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    • Berlin [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin [Worcester County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carterville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carterville
      • Carterville [Worcester County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Cambridge
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    • Northborough [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northborough
      • Northborough [Worcester County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,038 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northborough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Seventh Day Adventist Village [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seventh Day Adventist Village
      • Seventh Day Adventist Village [Worcester County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seventh Day Adventist Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Still River [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Still River
      • Still River [Worcester County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Still River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hillsborough County (NH)
    • Pelham [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Hillsborough County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,306 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<3>
    • Hudson [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Hillsborough County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<3>
    • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
      • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<3>
    • Hollis [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollis
      • Hollis [Hillsborough County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollis<3>
    • Brookline [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline
      • Brookline [Hillsborough County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookline<3>
    • Litchfield [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield
      • Litchfield [Hillsborough County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Litchfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Litchfield<3>
    • Merrimack [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrimack
      • Merrimack [Hillsborough County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,452 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimack
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merrimack<3>
  • Rockingham County (NH)
    • Salem [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Rockingham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
    • Wilson Corners [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Corners
      • Wilson Corners [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Corners
    • Windham [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Rockingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,865 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windham<3>
    • Plaistow [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plaistow
      • Plaistow [Rockingham County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,735 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plaistow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plaistow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plaistow<3>
    • Atkinson [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
      • Atkinson [Rockingham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkinson<3>
    • North Salem [Rockingham County]
    • Hampstead [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampstead
      • Hampstead [Rockingham County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,612 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampstead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampstead<3>
    • Newton [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Rockingham County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<3>
    • South Hampton [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Hampton
      • South Hampton [Rockingham County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Hampton<3>
    • Derry [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
      • Derry [Rockingham County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry<3>
    • Londonderry [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Londonderry
      • Londonderry [Rockingham County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Londonderry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Londonderry<3>
    • Danville [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Rockingham County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,596 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<3>
    • East Kingston [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Kingston
      • East Kingston [Rockingham County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,409 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Kingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Kingston<3>
  • Providence County (RI)
    • Burnt Swamp Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Swamp Corner
      • Burnt Swamp Corner [Providence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Swamp Corner
    • Arnold Mills [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold Mills
      • Arnold Mills [Providence County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold Mills
    • Cumberland [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woonsocket
    • North Smithfield [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Smithfield
      • North Smithfield [Providence County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,576 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Smithfield
    • Central Falls [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Falls
      • Central Falls [Providence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Falls
    • Pawtucket [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
      • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawtucket
    • Lincoln [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Providence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,941 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Smithfield [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Providence County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
    • East Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Providence
    • Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Providence County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • North Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Providence
      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Providence

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Cambridge, see our County-by-County Page for Cambridge.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Cambridge ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 137 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cambridge.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Cambridge. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Cambridge and those printed in the larger area surrounding Cambridge.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 7 miles [11.3 km] of Cambridge.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Cambridge:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Massachusetts
    • Stories from New Hampshire
    • Stories from Rhode Island

Cemeteries Near Cambridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cambridge.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Cambridge covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Somerville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Somerville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Somerville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerville Cemetery
  • Old Burying Ground
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Burying Ground
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Burying Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Burying Ground
  • Burial Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burial Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burial Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burial Hill Cemetery
  • Cambridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cambridge Cemetery
    • Cambridge Cemetery has also been known as:
    • City of Cambridge Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge Cemetery
  • Somerville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Somerville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Somerville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerville Cemetery
  • North Cambridge Catholic Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

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.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Cambridge, with the one closest to Cambridge listed first.

  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridge
    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 70,028 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cambridge had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
  • Allston [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allston
    • Allston [Suffolk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allston
  • North Cambridge [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Cambridge
    • North Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Cambridge
  • Cambridgeport [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridgeport
    • Cambridgeport [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridgeport
  • Somerville [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerville
    • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> 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
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerville
  • Winter Hill [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winter Hill
    • Winter Hill [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winter Hill
  • Continue List ...
    • West Somerville [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Somerville
      • West Somerville [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Somerville
    • Faneuil [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faneuil
      • Faneuil [Suffolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faneuil
    • Brighton [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Suffolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline
      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> 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
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline
    • East Cambridge [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Cambridge
      • East Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Cambridge
    • Medford Hillside [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medford Hillside
      • Medford Hillside [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medford Hillside
    • East Watertown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Watertown
      • East Watertown [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Watertown
    • West Medford [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Medford
      • West Medford [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Medford
    • Chestnut Hill [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hill
      • Chestnut Hill [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hill

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Cambridge. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cambridge.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cambridge ...

While our initial data about Cambridge came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Cambridge in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Cambridge.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Cambridge:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

George#&160;F. Cram Map of Massachusetts (1901)
Published by George F. Cram& Co.

We have found Cambridge in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Cambridge for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Cambridge. See our Misc Page for Cambridge for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MACRIS (for the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System). More information about the MHC and MACRIS can be found on their website: mhc-macris.net.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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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