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Welcome to Jamaica Plain ...

Jamaica Plain is located in Suffolk County<1>.

The location of Jamaica Plain has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Jamaica Plain: Jamaica Pln.

Jamaica Plain is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Jamaica Plain: 02130<5>

Communities near Jamaica Plain ...

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

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Jamaica Plain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Jamaica Plain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Jamaica Plain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Jamaica Plain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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      • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Jamaica Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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    • Newton [Middlesex County]
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      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Jamaica Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Jamaica Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Jamaica Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Jamaica Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Jamaica Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 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 Jamaica Plain. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jamaica Plain.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jamaica Plain ...

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

Adding Jamaica Plain to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Massachusetts

About Suffolk County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jamaica Plain. 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 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jamaica Plain - 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 Jamaica Plain). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jamaica Plain 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jamaica Plain) 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 Jamaica Plain. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jamaica PlainOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jamaica Plain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3098, Longitude: -71.1203       In this case, the coordinates for Jamaica Plain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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