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Welcome to South Braintree ...

South Braintree is located in Norfolk County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for South Braintree: S. Braintree

South Braintree is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities near South Braintree ...

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

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of South Braintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of South Braintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of South Braintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of South Braintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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      • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the north of South Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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    • Newton [Middlesex County]
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      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of South Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of South Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of South Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of South Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of South Braintree
      • 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 Braintree. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Braintree.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Braintree ...

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

Adding South Braintree to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Norfolk County: www.norfolkcounty.org/

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 Norfolk, 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 South Braintree - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Braintree) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Braintree. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2001, Longitude: -70.9995       In this case, the coordinates for South Braintree have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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