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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Cambridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cambridge and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Cambridge:
    • 42.373847, -71.118889
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Cambridge
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Cambridge ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Cambridge.

There is one other community in Massachusetts which is also named Cambridge.

Beyond Massachusetts, we know of another 41 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 41 communities, 39 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Massachusetts ...
    • Worcester County
      • This Cambridge is located in Worcester County and lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Cambridge.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Randolph County
      • This Cambridge is located in Randolph County and lies 995 miles [1,601.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Cambridge.
    • Georgia
      • Columbia County
      • This Cambridge is located in Columbia County and lies 851 miles [1,369.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Cambridge.
    • Idaho
      • Bannock County
      • This Cambridge is located in Bannock County and lies 2,069 miles [3,329.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bannock County community of Cambridge.
      • Washington County
      • This Cambridge is located in Washington County and lies 2,258 miles [3,633.9 km] to the west northwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Cambridge.
    • Illinois
      • Henry County
      • This Cambridge is located in Henry County and lies 981 miles [1,578.8 km]<1> to the west of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Cambridge.
      • Lake County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Cambridge [Lake County].
    • Iowa
      • Henry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Cambridge [Henry County].
      • Story County
      • This Cambridge is located in Story County and lies 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km]<1> to the west of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Story County community of Cambridge.
    • Kansas
      • Cowley County
      • This Cambridge is located in Cowley County and lies 1,392 miles [2,240.2 km]<1> to the west of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cowley County community of Cambridge.
      • Johnson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Cambridge [Johnson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • This Cambridge is located in Jefferson County and lies 814 miles [1,310 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Cambridge.
    • Maine
      • Somerset County
      • This Cambridge is located in Somerset County and lies 200 miles [321.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Cambridge.
    • Maryland
      • Dorchester County
      • This Cambridge is located in Dorchester County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dorchester County community of Cambridge.
    • Michigan
      • Lenawee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Cambridge [Lenawee County].
    • Minnesota
      • Isanti County
      • This Cambridge is located in Isanti County and lies 1,116 miles [1,796 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Isanti County community of Cambridge.
    • Mississippi
      • Lafayette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Cambridge [Lafayette County].
    • Missouri
      • Saline County
      • This Cambridge is located in Saline County and lies 1,157 miles [1,862 km]<1> to the west of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Cambridge.
    • Nebraska
      • Furnas County
      • This Cambridge is located in Furnas County and lies 1,505 miles [2,422.1 km]<1> to the west of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Furnas County community of Cambridge.
    • Nevada
      • Lyon County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Cambridge [Lyon County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Coos County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Hampshire community of Cambridge [Coos County].
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington County
      • This Cambridge is located in Burlington County and lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burlington County community of Cambridge.
    • New York
      • Washington County
      • This Cambridge is located in Washington County and lies 123 miles [197.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Cambridge.
    • North Carolina
      • Cumberland County
      • This Cambridge is located in Cumberland County and lies 655 miles [1,054.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Cambridge.
      • Pitt County
      • This Cambridge is located in Pitt County and lies 576 miles [927 km] to the southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pitt County community of Cambridge.
      • Rockingham County
      • This Cambridge is located in Rockingham County and lies 616 miles [991.4 km] to the southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Cambridge.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Cambridge lies 399 miles [642.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
    • Ohio
      • Guernsey County
      • This Cambridge is located in Guernsey County and lies 567 miles [912.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guernsey County community of Cambridge.
      • Jackson County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Jackson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Cambridge.
    • Oklahoma
      • Kiowa County
      • This Cambridge is located in Kiowa County and lies 1,586 miles [2,552.4 km]<1> to the west of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kiowa County community of Cambridge.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Cambridge.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester County
      • This Cambridge is located in Chester County and lies 296 miles [476.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Cambridge.
      • Crawford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Cambridge [Crawford County].
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Cambridge lies 495 miles [796.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
    • South Carolina
      • Greenwood County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Cambridge [Greenwood County].
      • Spartanburg County
      • This Cambridge is located in Spartanburg County and lies 781 miles [1,256.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Cambridge.
    • Tennessee
      • Warren County
      • This Cambridge is located in Warren County and lies 901 miles [1,450 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Cambridge.
    • Texas
      • Clay County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clay County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Cambridge.
      • Grayson County
      • This Cambridge is located in Grayson County and lies 1,504 miles [2,420.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grayson County community of Cambridge.
    • Vermont
      • Lamoille County
      • This Cambridge is located in Lamoille County and lies 179 miles [288.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamoille County community of Cambridge.
    • Virginia
      • Chesterfield County
      • This Cambridge is located in Chesterfield County and lies 478 miles [769.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesterfield County community of Cambridge.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Cambridge is located in Dane County and lies 907 miles [1,459.7 km]<1> to the west of the Cambridge that is located in Middlesex County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Cambridge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cambridge ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • 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
  • Camp Ted [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Ted
    • Camp Ted [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Cambridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Ted have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Ted
  • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hill
  • Downtown Crossing [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downtown Crossing
    • Downtown Crossing [Suffolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downtown Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downtown Crossing
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • 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
    • Fells [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fells
      • Fells [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fells have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fells
    • Fields Corner [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Corner
      • Fields Corner [Suffolk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fields Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Corner
    • Fort Independence [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Independence
      • Fort Independence [Suffolk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Independence
    • Grove Hall [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hall
      • Grove Hall [Suffolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hall
    • Longwood Station [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood Station
      • Longwood Station [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longwood Station
    • Maplewood [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood
      • Maplewood [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood
    • Meeting House Hill [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeting House Hill
      • Meeting House Hill [Suffolk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeting House Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeting House Hill
    • Oak Grove [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Reservoir [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reservoir
      • Reservoir [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reservoir have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reservoir
    • Strawberry Hill [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry Hill
      • Strawberry Hill [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawberry Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strawberry Hill
    • 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winter Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winter Hill
    • Wyoming [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cambridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyoming have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Cambridge. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Abigail Adams     (Wife and First lady to the Presidency of John Adams (1797 - 1801))
      • Wife and First lady to the Presidency of John Adams (1797 - 1801). She was born in Weymouth (MA) on November 22, 1744 (a Sunday) and died in Quincy (MA) on October 28, 1818 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73.
      • Weymouth is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Cambridge.
      • Quincy is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Cambridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail Adams<5>
    • Edwin Adams     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Medford (MA) on February 3, 1834 (a Monday) and died in Philadelphia (PA) on October 28, 1877 (a Sunday) at the age of 43. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Medford is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Cambridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Adams<5>
    • Hannah Adams     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Medford (MA) on October 2, 1755 (a Thursday) and died in Brookline (MA) on December 15, 1831 (a Thursday) at the age of 76. She is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Medford is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Cambridge.
      • Brookline is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Cambridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hannah Adams<5>
    • John Adams     (2nd President of the US (1797 - 1801))
      • Full name: John Edmund Adams
      • 2nd President of the US (1797 - 1801). He was born in Braintree (MA) on October 30, 1735 (a Sunday) and died in Quincy (MA) on July 4, 1826 (a Tueday) at the age of 90.
      • Braintree is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Cambridge.
      • Quincy is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Cambridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Adams<5>
    • John Quincy Adams     (6th President of the US (1825 - 1829))
      • 6th President of the US (1825 - 1829). He was born in Braintree (MA) on July 11, 1767 (a Saturday) and died in Washington, DC on February 23, 1848 (a Wednesday) at the age of 80.
      • Braintree is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Cambridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Quincy Adams<5>
    • William Taylor Adams     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Medway (MA) on July 30, 1822 (a Tueday) and died in Dorchester (MA) on March 27, 1897 (a Saturday) at the age of 74. He is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Medway is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Cambridge.
      • Dorchester is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Cambridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Taylor Adams<5>
    • Elizabeth Cary Agassiz     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. She was born in Boston (MA) on December 5, 1822 (a Thursday) and died in Arlington (MA) on June 27, 1907 (a Thursday) at the age of 84. She is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Boston is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Cambridge.
      • Arlington is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Cambridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Cary Agassiz<5>
    • Louis Agassiz     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. He was born in Motier (Switzerland) on May 28, 1807 (a Thursday) and died in Cambridge on December 12, 1873 (a Friday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis Agassiz<5>
    • Harry Agganis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lynn (MA) on April 20, 1929 (a Saturday) and died in Cambridge on June 27, 1955 (a Monday) at the age of 26.
      • Lynn is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Cambridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Agganis<5>
    • Jack Albertson     (Actor, comedian, dancer, singer)
      • Full name: Harold Albertson
      • Actor, comedian, dancer, singer. He was born in Malden (MA) on June 16, 1907 (a Sunday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on November 25, 1981 (a Wednesday) at the age of 74. The body was cremated.
      • Malden is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Cambridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Albertson<5>
    • Louisa May Alcott     (Author)
    • Thomas Bailey Aldrich     (Author, poet, editor)
    • Jane Alexander     (Oscar nominated actress, author, former director of the National Endowment of the Arts)
      • Born: Jane Quigley
      • Oscar nominated actress, author, former director of the National Endowment of the Arts. She was born in Boston (MA) on October 28, 1939 (a Saturday)
      • Boston is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Cambridge.

How Far From Cambridge to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Cambridge and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Boston, which is the State Capital of Massachusetts, lies just to the east southeast (ESE).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 391 miles [629.3 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Cambridge to White House, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 23 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,506 miles [8,861 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,213 miles [9,998.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,089 miles [6,580.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities 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 from Point A (ie- Cambridge) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cambridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Cambridge could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<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>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.009 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.611 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.59 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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