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Welcome to Boston ...

Boston is located in Erie County<1>.

When the people of Boston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bostonian<2>

Boston is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Boston: (716)

The ZIP code for Boston: 14025<4>

Communities Also Named Boston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Boston - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (5), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri (4), Ohio (5), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (3) and Washington.

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

Communities near Boston ...

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

  • Buffalo [Erie County]
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    • Buffalo [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 254,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<6>
  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheektowaga
    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,452 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
  • Hamburg [Erie County]
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    • Hamburg [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,800 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
  • West Seneca [Erie County]
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    • West Seneca [Erie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,117 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seneca
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lancaster [Erie County]
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      • Lancaster [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Orchard Park [Erie County]
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      • Orchard Park [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,713 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
    • Lackawanna [Erie County]
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      • Lackawanna [Erie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lackawanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lackawanna<6>
    • Evans [Erie County]
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      • Evans [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,998 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans
    • Depew [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Depew
      • Depew [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,940 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Depew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Depew<6>
    • Aurora [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,783 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora

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 Boston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Boston.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Boston ...

Looking for more information about 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Boston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Boston.

Adding Boston to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Erie County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Erie County: www.erie.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Erie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Boston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Boston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Boston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Boston 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boston) 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 Boston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BostonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6289, Longitude: -78.7376    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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