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Welcome to South Boston ...

South Boston is located in Suffolk County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for South Boston: S. Boston

South Boston is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Communities Also Named South Boston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named South Boston - they are located in Indiana and Virginia.

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

Communities near South Boston ...

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

  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of South Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the south of South Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of South Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of South 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of South Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of South Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of South Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of South Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of South Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of South Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 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 South Boston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Boston.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Boston ...

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

Adding South Boston to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for South 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 South 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 South Boston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 drawn from Point A (ie- South 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 South Boston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South BostonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Boston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3378, Longitude: -71.0493    






















 

 

 

 

 


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