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Welcome to East Boston ...

East Boston is located in Suffolk County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for East Boston: E. Boston

East Boston is near sea level<2>.

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

Area codes for East Boston: (617) & (857)<3>

Communities Also Named East Boston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named East Boston - it's located in New York.

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

Communities near East Boston ...

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

  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of East Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of East Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of East Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of East Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newton [Middlesex County]
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      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of East Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the west of East Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of East Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of East Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of East Boston
      • 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]<4> to the southwest of East Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 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 East Boston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for East Boston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of East Boston. 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 East Boston.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for East Boston ...

Looking for more information about East Boston? 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 East Boston, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for East Boston.

Adding East Boston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of East Boston 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 East Boston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Massachusetts

About Suffolk County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for East Boston. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around East Boston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (857) is an overlay for area code (617).
<4>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- East Boston) 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 East Boston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East BostonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Boston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3706, Longitude: -71.0355    






















 

 

 

 

 


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