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Welcome to Charlestown ...

Charlestown is located in Suffolk County<1>.

When the people of Charlestown refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Charlestowner<2>

Charlestown was settled in 1630.

Charlestown is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Charlestown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Charlestown: (617) and (857)<4>

The ZIP code for Charlestown: 02129<5>

Communities Also Named Charlestown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Charlestown - they are located in Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland (3), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3) and Rhode Island.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Charlestown.

Communities near Charlestown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Charlestown.

  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the west of Charlestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Charlestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Charlestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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  • Newton [Middlesex County]
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    • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Charlestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Charlestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Charlestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the northwest of Charlestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the north of Charlestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Charlestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Charlestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Charlestown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Charlestown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Charlestown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Charlestown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Charlestown. See our Newspapers Page for Charlestown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Charlestown ...

Looking for more information about Charlestown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Charlestown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Charlestown.

Adding Charlestown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Charlestown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Charlestown was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Charlestown on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Charlestown on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Massachusetts

About Suffolk County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Charlestown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Suffolk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Charlestown refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Charlestown may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Charlestown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (857) is an overlay for area code (617).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Charlestown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Charlestown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Charlestown) 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 Charlestown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CharlestownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charlestown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3780, Longitude: -71.0599    






















 

 

 

 

 


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