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Our Genealogy Helper for Lancaster ...

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 Lancaster (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 Lancaster. 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.

A Few Details for Lancaster ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • Lancaster was settled in 1643.
  • It was incorporated in 1653.

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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

Lancaster is located in Worcester County.

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 Worcester County: Tolland (CT), Windham (CT), Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Cheshire (NH), Hillsborough (NH) & Providence (RI).

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

  • Worcester County     (The home county of Lancaster)
    • North Village [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Village
      • North Village [Worcester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Village
    • South Lancaster [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Lancaster
      • South Lancaster [Worcester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Lancaster
    • Clinton [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Worcester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,952 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Seventh Day Adventist Village [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seventh Day Adventist Village
      • Seventh Day Adventist Village [Worcester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seventh Day Adventist Village
    • Still River [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Still River
      • Still River [Worcester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Still River
    • Bolton [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Worcester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Pratts Junction [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratts Junction
      • Pratts Junction [Worcester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratts Junction
    • Boylston [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boylston
      • Boylston [Worcester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boylston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boylston
    • Carterville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carterville
      • Carterville [Worcester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carterville
    • Sterling [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling
      • Sterling [Worcester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
    • Harvard [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
      • Harvard [Worcester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
    • Berlin [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin [Worcester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
  • Bristol County
    • Mansfield [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Bristol County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Attleboro
      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • 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
    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro
      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attleboro
  • Essex County
    • Haggetts [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haggetts
      • Haggetts [Essex County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haggetts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haggetts
    • Lowell Junction [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell Junction
      • Lowell Junction [Essex County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell Junction
    • Andover [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
      • Andover [Essex County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
    • Shawsheen Village [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsheen Village
      • Shawsheen Village [Essex County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsheen Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsheen Village
    • Lawrence [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
      • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
    • Lynnfield [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnfield
      • Lynnfield [Essex County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • 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
    • Methuen [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Methuen
      • Methuen [Essex County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Methuen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methuen
    • North Andover [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Andover
      • North Andover [Essex County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Andover
    • Saugus [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saugus
      • Saugus [Essex County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,542 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saugus
    • Middleton [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Essex County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
    • Boxford [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxford
      • Boxford [Essex County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxford
    • Haverhill [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haverhill
      • Haverhill [Essex County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverhill
  • Franklin County
    • New Salem [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Salem
      • New Salem [Franklin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,034 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
    • Orange [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Franklin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Warwick [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
      • Warwick [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
    • Shutesbury [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shutesbury
      • Shutesbury [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shutesbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shutesbury
    • Wendell [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendell
      • Wendell [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wendell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wendell
    • Erving [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erving
      • Erving [Franklin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,749 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erving
  • Hampden County
    • Brimfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brimfield
      • Brimfield [Hampden County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,679 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brimfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brimfield
    • Holland [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
      • Holland [Hampden County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland
    • Wales [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wales
      • Wales [Hampden County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wales have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wales
    • Palmer [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmer
      • Palmer [Hampden County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmer
    • Monson [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monson
      • Monson [Hampden County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,750 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monson
  • Hampshire County
    • Ware [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ware
      • Ware [Hampshire County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware
    • Pelham [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Hampshire County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,305 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • Belchertown [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belchertown
      • Belchertown [Hampshire County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belchertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belchertown
  • Middlesex County
    • Shaker Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaker Village
      • Shaker Village [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaker Village
    • Shirley [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirley
      • Shirley [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
    • Hudson [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,732 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
    • Boxborough [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxborough
      • Boxborough [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxborough
    • Stow [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stow
      • Stow [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,178 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stow
    • Ayer [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ayer
      • Ayer [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ayer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ayer
    • Lower Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Village
      • Lower Village [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Village
    • Littleton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,253 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
    • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlborough
      • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlborough
    • West Groton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Groton
      • West Groton [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Groton
    • Centre Village [Middlesex County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre Village
      • Centre Village [Middlesex County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Groton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groton
      • Groton [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,256 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton
  • Norfolk County
    • Wellesley Hills [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellesley Hills
      • Wellesley Hills [Norfolk County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • 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
    • Wellesley [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellesley
      • Wellesley [Norfolk County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellesley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellesley
    • Babson Park [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Babson Park
      • Babson Park [Norfolk County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • 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
    • Dover [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Norfolk County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
    • Charles River Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charles River Village
      • Charles River Village [Norfolk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charles River Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charles River Village
    • Medway [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medway
      • Medway [Norfolk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medway
    • Millis [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millis
      • Millis [Norfolk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millis
    • Needham Heights [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needham Heights
      • Needham Heights [Norfolk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • 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
    • Needham [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needham
      • Needham [Norfolk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • 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
    • Medfield [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medfield
      • Medfield [Norfolk County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,011 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medfield
    • Bellingham [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellingham
      • Bellingham [Norfolk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellingham
    • Westbrook Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook Village
      • Westbrook Village [Norfolk County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • 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
  • Plymouth County
    • Hull [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [Plymouth County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
  • Suffolk County
    • Brighton [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Suffolk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • 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
    • Allston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allston
      • Allston [Suffolk County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • 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
    • West Roxbury [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Roxbury
      • West Roxbury [Suffolk County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Roxbury
    • Jamaica Plain [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamaica Plain
      • Jamaica Plain [Suffolk County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • 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
    • Roslindale [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roslindale
      • Roslindale [Suffolk County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
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    • Stonybrook Village [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonybrook Village
      • Stonybrook Village [Suffolk County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonybrook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Boston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
      • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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    • Chelsea [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
      • Chelsea [Suffolk County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,230 people
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    • Revere [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Revere
      • Revere [Suffolk County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,375 people
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    • Winthrop [Suffolk County]
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      • Winthrop [Suffolk County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,446 people
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  • Tolland County (CT)
    • Union [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Tolland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 844 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Union [Tolland County]
  • Windham County (CT)
    • Fabyan [Windham County]
    • Quinebaug [Windham County]
    • North Grosvenor Dale [Windham County]
    • Thompson [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson
      • Thompson [Windham County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Grosvenor Dale [Windham County]
    • Thompson [Windham County]
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      • Thompson [Windham County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Woodstock [Windham County]
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      • East Woodstock [Windham County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Woodstock [Windham County]
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      • South Woodstock [Windham County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Woodstock [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Windham County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Woodstock [Windham County]
    • Putnam [Windham County]
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      • Putnam [Windham County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Putnam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Putnam [Windham County]
  • Cheshire County (NH)
    • Rindge [Cheshire County]
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      • Rindge [Cheshire County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,129 people
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    • West Rindge [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Rindge
      • West Rindge [Cheshire County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Rindge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jaffrey [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaffrey
      • Jaffrey [Cheshire County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaffrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fitzwilliam [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitzwilliam
      • Fitzwilliam [Cheshire County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,376 people
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    • Dublin [Cheshire County]
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      • Dublin [Cheshire County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Richmond [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Cheshire County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,126 people
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    • Troy [Cheshire County]
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      • Troy [Cheshire County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,117 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Harrisville [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
      • Harrisville [Cheshire County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 954 people
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  • Hillsborough County (NH)
    • Brookline [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline
      • Brookline [Hillsborough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • 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.
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    • Hollis [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollis
      • Hollis [Hillsborough County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • 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.
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    • Mason [Hillsborough County]
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      • Mason [Hillsborough County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenville [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Hillsborough County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,110 people
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    • New Ipswich [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Ipswich
      • New Ipswich [Hillsborough County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Ipswich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
      • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
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    • Hudson [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Hillsborough County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • 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.
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    • Milford [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Hillsborough County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,515 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Temple [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temple
      • Temple [Hillsborough County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,434 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temple have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wilton [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilton
      • Wilton [Hillsborough County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,838 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pelham [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Hillsborough County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • 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.
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    • Sharon [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Hillsborough County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 370 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rockingham County (NH)
    • Windham [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Rockingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,865 people
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    • Londonderry [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Londonderry
      • Londonderry [Rockingham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • 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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    • Salem [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Rockingham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,641 people
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    • Derry [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
      • Derry [Rockingham County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,442 people
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    • North Salem [Rockingham County]
    • Atkinson [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
      • Atkinson [Rockingham County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,163 people
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    • Hampstead [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampstead
      • Hampstead [Rockingham County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,612 people
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    • Plaistow [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plaistow
      • Plaistow [Rockingham County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • 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.
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    • Chester [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Rockingham County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sandown [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandown
      • Sandown [Rockingham County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,551 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Providence County (RI)
    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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    • North Smithfield [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Smithfield
      • North Smithfield [Providence County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • 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.
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • 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.
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    • Burrillville [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrillville
      • Burrillville [Providence County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,810 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrillville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Glocester [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glocester
      • Glocester [Providence County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glocester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lincoln [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Providence County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • 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.
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    • Smithfield [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Providence County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • 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.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Lancaster, see our County-by-County Page for Lancaster.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Lancaster ...

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 173 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lancaster.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Lancaster. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Lancaster and those printed in the larger area surrounding Lancaster.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Lancaster.

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 Lancaster:

  • 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 Connecticut
    • Stories from Massachusetts
    • Stories from New Hampshire
    • Stories from Rhode Island

Cemeteries Near Lancaster ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lancaster.

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 Lancaster covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Middle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Middle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Middle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Middle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Middle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Middle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Old Settlers Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Settlers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Old Settlers Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Settlers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • St. John's Cemetery
  • Eastwood Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eastwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Eastwood Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eastwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Village Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Village Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Village Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Village Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Woodlawn Cemetery
    • West Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oak Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hillside Cemetery
    • Hillside Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Cemetery

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 Lancaster had a population of 2,075 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Lancaster had a population of 7,857 people.

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

  • Lancaster [Worcester County]
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    • Lancaster [Worcester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,075 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,857 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lancaster had a post office and railroad service
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  • North Village [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Village
    • North Village [Worcester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Lancaster
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Village had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • South Lancaster [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Lancaster
    • South Lancaster [Worcester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Lancaster
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Lancaster had a post office and railroad service
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  • Clinton [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton [Worcester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,423 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,952 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clinton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bolton [Worcester County]
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    • Bolton [Worcester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,476 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bolton had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Still River [Worcester County]
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    • Still River [Worcester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Still River had a post office and railroad service
    • 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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    • Sterling [Worcester County]
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      • Sterling [Worcester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,166 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sterling had a post office and railroad service
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    • Boylston [Worcester County]
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      • Boylston [Worcester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,728 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Boylston had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boylston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Berlin [Worcester County]
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      • West Berlin [Worcester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Berlin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gates Crossing [Worcester County]
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      • Gates Crossing [Worcester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gates Crossing had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gates Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lunenburg Station [Worcester County]
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      • Lunenburg Station [Worcester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Lancaster
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lunenburg Station had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lunenburg Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Berlin [Worcester County]
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      • Berlin [Worcester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Lancaster
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,731 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Berlin had a post office and railroad service
      • 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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    • South Bolton [Worcester County]
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      • South Bolton [Worcester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Bolton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Harvard [Worcester County]
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      • Harvard [Worcester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,618 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harvard had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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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    • Harvard Station [Worcester County]
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      • Harvard Station [Worcester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harvard Station had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lancaster. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lancaster.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lancaster ...

While our initial data about Lancaster came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Lancaster 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 Lancaster.

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 Lancaster:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

Shell Oil Road Map for Massachusetts (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Massachusetts

About Worcester County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lancaster: www.ci.lancaster.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lancaster) 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 Lancaster. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LancasterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lancaster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4562, Longitude: -71.6737    
<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 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.
<5>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.
<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 Lancaster, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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