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The location of Town of Cambridge









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Cambridge.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Cambridge to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Cambridge to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Cambridge and extending to:

  • Hyde Park [Map], which is the Seat of Lamoille County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cambridge to Hyde Park, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 451 miles [725.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,488 miles [8,832.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,208 miles [9,990.8 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,084 miles [6,572.6 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cambridge ...

While the name Cambridge is unique within Vermont, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Vermont

New York

Washington County

Our profile page for Cambridge, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cambridge ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Butlers Corners   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest of Cambridge   [Map]

Centerville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Cloverdale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Cozy Corner   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Eden   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Eden Mills   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Huntsville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Moscow   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Pages Corner   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Stevensville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Cambridge. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Chester A. Arthur     (Chester Alan Arthur)

21st President of the US (1881 - 1885). He was born in Fairfield (Vermont) on Monday October 5, 1829 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 18, 1886 at an age of 57. He was buried at Albany Rural Cemetery (Albany County, New York) [Map].

Fairfield [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Cambridge

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Vermont

About Lamoille County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Cambridge) 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 Cambridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Cambridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cambridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6267, Longitude: -72.8154     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cambridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Cambridge to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.709 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.777 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.228 degrees.

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