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Welcome to Cambridge ...

Cambridge is primarily located in Chester County<1>. A portion of Cambridge extends into Lancaster County.

We aren't confident of the location of Cambridge, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Cambridge, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Cambridge is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Cambridge: (610) & (484)<4>

Communities Also Named Cambridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Cambridge: This one is located in Chester County and the other is located in Crawford County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 43 communities that are also named Cambridge - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (3), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Cambridge ...

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

  • Reading
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Lancaster
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Pottstown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • West Chester
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Ephrata
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Coatesville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Wyomissing
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyomissing have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyomissing
    • Wyomissing is located in Berks County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,605 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wyomissing <5>
  • Downingtown
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downingtown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downingtown
    • Downingtown is located in Chester County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,419 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downingtown <5>
  • New Holland
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Shillington
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cambridge.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cambridge ...

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

Adding Cambridge to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cambridge in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cambridge was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cambridge.

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

The official website for Chester County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Chester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cambridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (484) is an overlay for area code (610).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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