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The location of Cambridge

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Cambridge.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Cambridge ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Bowie. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northwest of Cambridge. Bowie has a population of 58,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Annapolis. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northwest of Cambridge and has a population of 39,400 people.

For comparison, Cambridge has a population of 12,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Cambridge and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Georgetown (DE)   [Map]   7,206   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Milford (DE)   [Map]   10,979   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Seaford (DE)   [Map]   7,736   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Berlin   [Map]   4,608   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Capitol Heights   [Map]   4,545   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Centreville   [Map]   4,680   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Chesapeake Beach   [Map]   5,911   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Chestertown   [Map]   5,080   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
District Heights   [Map]   6,017   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Easton   [Map]   16,550   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fruitland   [Map]   5,234   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Glenarden   [Map]   6,178   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
La Plata   [Map]   9,239   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Salisbury   [Map]   33,114   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Seat Pleasant   [Map]   4,769   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Algonquin   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Church Creek   [Map]   123   SW   5 miles [8 km]
East New Market   [Map]   381   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hills Point   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hurlock   [Map]   2,027   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Linkwood   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lloyds   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Madison   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   617   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Patamoke Village   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Preston   [Map]   706   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rhodesdale   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Secretary   [Map]   520   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Trappe   [Map]   1,015   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Woolford   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Cambridge, please visit our County-by-County Page for Cambridge.

Dorchester County ...

Cambridge is located in Dorchester County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dorchester County: Sussex (DE), Caroline, Somerset, Talbot & Wicomico. The Chesapeake Bay lies to the west.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cambridge ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Cambridge.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cambridge ...

Looking for more information about Cambridge? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cambridge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Cambridge.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Cambridge.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Cambridge. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cambridge. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Maryland

    Maryland Tourism
    Parks for Maryland

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Maryland Statewide Tourism
    Cambridge Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Cambridge


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Maryland

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Maryland

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Maryland

Airports Near Cambridge ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Cambridge.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cambridge - Dorchester Airport(ICAO: KCGE)   [Map]   CGE   ESE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Easton Airport (ESN/KESN)   [Map]   ESN   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Delmar State Line Airport   [Map]   ---   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
St. Mary's County Rgnl.(ICAO: K2W6)   [Map]   2W6   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ridgely Airpark(ICAO: KRJD)   [Map]   RJD   NNE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bay Bridge Airport(ICAO: KW29)   [Map]   W29   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Salisbury Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wicomico Rgnl.(SBY/KSBY)   [Map]   SBY   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Cambridge.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Cambridge. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   NW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   WNW   78 miles [125.5 km]
Richmond Intl. (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]   RIC   SW   99 miles [159.3 km]
Newport News Intl. (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]   PHF   SSW   101 miles [162.5 km]
Atlantic City Intl. (ACY/KACY)   [Map]   ACY   NE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Philadelphia Intl. (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]   PHL   NNE   101 miles [162.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wicomico Rgnl.(SBY/KSBY)   [Map]   SBY   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cambridge - Dorchester Airport(ICAO: KCGE)   [Map]   CGE   ESE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Easton Airport (ESN/KESN)   [Map]   ESN   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Delmar State Line Airport   [Map]   ---   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
St. Mary's County Rgnl.(ICAO: K2W6)   [Map]   2W6   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ridgely Airpark(ICAO: KRJD)   [Map]   RJD   NNE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bay Bridge Airport(ICAO: KW29)   [Map]   W29   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Salisbury Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
St. Mary's County Rgnl.   (ICAO: K2W6)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ridgely Airpark   (ICAO: KRJD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bay Bridge Airport   (ICAO: KW29)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sussex Co. Airport   (ICAO: KGED)   [Map]
        Website for Sussex County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tipton Airport   (FME/KFME)   [Map]
        Website for Tipton Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
College Park Airport   (ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ocean City Muni.   (ICAO: KOXB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newport News Intl.   (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]
        Website for Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Atlantic City Intl.   (ACY/KACY)   [Map]
        Website for Atlantic City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Philadelphia Intl.   (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]
        Website for Philadelphia International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wicomico Rgnl.   (SBY/KSBY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cambridge - Dorchester Airport   (ICAO: KCGE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Easton Airport   (ESN/KESN)   [Map]
        Website for Easton Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Dorchester County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cambridge: www.ci.cambridge.md.us/

The official website for Dorchester County: www.commissioners.net/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cambridge.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Cambridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cambridge) 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 Cambridge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cambridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cambridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5582, Longitude: -76.0786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cambridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

- Return to Citation

<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Cambridge), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cambridge.



 
 
 

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