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Welcome to South Lancaster ...

South Lancaster is located in Worcester County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for South Lancaster: S. Lancaster

South Lancaster is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for South Lancaster: (978) & (351)<3>

The ZIP code for South Lancaster: 01561<4>

Communities Also Named South Lancaster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named South Lancaster - they are located in New Hampshire and Ontario.

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

Communities near South Lancaster ...

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

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of South Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worcester
  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of South Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Framingham
  • Leominster [Worcester County]
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    • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of South Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,548 people
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  • Fitchburg [Worcester County]
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    • Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of South Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,310 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
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      • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of South Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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      • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of South Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 people
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    • Chelmsford [Middlesex County]
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      • Chelmsford [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of South Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chelmsford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Westford [Middlesex County]
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      • Westford [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of South Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,276 people
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    • Acton [Middlesex County]
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      • Acton [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of South Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gardner [Worcester County]
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      • Gardner [Worcester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of South Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,585 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 Lancaster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Lancaster.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Lancaster ...

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

Adding South Lancaster to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Lancaster. 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 Worcester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Lancaster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<4>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 South Lancaster). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether South Lancaster or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 Lancaster) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Lancaster. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South LancasterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Lancaster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4431, Longitude: -71.6855    
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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