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Cambridge, New York, USA

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Where is Cambridge, New York, USA? 

Cambridge is a town in Washington County, New York, United States. The town of Cambridge contains part of a village, also called Cambridge.

The town of Cambridge, formerly in Albany County, New York, was transferred to Washington County in 1791. Cambridge was home to the Cambridge Hotel, the anecdotal originator of Pie a la Mode.

Communities and locations:
Cambridge – The village of Cambridge located at the eastern town line.
Center Cambridge – A hamlet south of North Cambridge on County Road 74.
Coila – A hamlet on NY-372 northwest of Cambridge village.
Fly Summit – A location at the west town line, west of North Cambridge on County Road 74.
Buskirk Bridge – A covered bridge crossing the Hoosic River.
Lee – A location south of South Cambridge on County Road 74.
North Cambridge – A hamlet west of Cambridge village, located on County Road 60.
Oak Hill – A hamlet in the southeast corner of the town.
South Cambridge – A hamlet in the south part of the town on County Road 74.
West Cambridge – A hamlet near the east town line on County Road 74.Wikipedia


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Cambridge, New York, USA - 1866 - Residence of J.H. Balch, Former Residence of J. Lee, Esq., Cambridge, Washington County, N.Y.

The Topographical Atlas of Washington County New YOrk, Stone and Stewart, 1866.
Cambridge, New York, USA

1866 - Residence of J.H. Balch, Former Residence of J. Lee, Esq., Cambridge, Washington County, N.Y.

The Topographical Atlas of Washington County... Read MORE...

Cambridge, New York, USA - Residence of J. B. Rice, Cambridge, N.Y.
Cambridge, New York, USA

Residence of J. B. Rice, Cambridge, N.Y.
Cambridge, New York, USA - Union School
Cambridge, New York, USA

Union School
Cambridge, New York, USA - Hotel Cambridge, Cambridge, N.Y.
The Original Home of Apple Pie A-La-Mode
Cambridge, New York, USA

Hotel Cambridge, Cambridge, N.Y.
The Original Home of Apple Pie A-La-Mode

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The Village of Cambridge was a quiet rural community until 1855, when the Albany & Rutland Railroad connected it to Rutland VT, to the north and New York's Capital District to the South.

www.cambridgeny.gov/ history.html
1859
CAMBRIDGE, a township of Washington co., in the state of New York, 34 m. NE of Albany. It is level, ...Read MORE...

The Village of Cambridge was incorporated in 1866, combining the hamlets of Cambridge and North White Creek. About one-third of the Village is in the Town of Cambridge, and two-thirds in the town of White Creek.

www.cambridgeny.gov/ history.html
News  1873 - SERIOUS ACCIDENT Two Men Killed and Eleven Wounded Near Cambridge, N. Y.
Special Dispatch to the New-York Times.

CAMBRIDGE, N. Y., March 30. - The New York and Montreal...Read MORE...

News  1884 - A VILLAGE ON FIRE. ACKLEY HALL AND OTHER BUILDINGS IN CAMBRIDGE DESTROYED.
Cambridge, N. Y., Dec. 23. - This morning, at 2 o'clock, Ackley Hall, which was used as a roller...Read MORE...

1916
Cambridge, a banking post-village of Washington co., N.Y., on the Delaware and Hudson R., 35 miles...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Austin
flag  Ruth AUSTIN (19 April 1805, Cambridge, New York, USA - 25 September 1862, Sinclairville, New York, USA) gravestone

Bolduc
flag  Elmina Loretta BOLDUC (1875, Cambridge, New York, USA - 29 July 1945, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)

Fenton
flag  Lucinda FENTON (1778, Cambridge, New York, USA - 26 September 1849, Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA)

Halsey
flag  Stephen Warren HALSEY (1802, Cambridge, New York, USA - 13 September 1879, Lee, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Hill
flag  Prince HILL (1800, Cambridge, New York, USA - 13 February 1870, Monson, Massachusetts, USA)

Martindale
flag  Lydia M. MARTINDALE (1790, Cambridge, New York, USA - 20 July 1861, Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA)

Wood
flag  Jedediah WOOD (25 September 1764, Cambridge, New York, USA - 1816, , New York, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Allen
flag  Jonathan ALLEN (abt. 1764, , Massachusetts, USA - 23 June 1846, Cambridge, New York, USA) gravestone

Almy
flag  Anthony ALMY (30 March 1755, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) - 21 May 1837, Cambridge, New York, USA) gravestone
flag  Austin ALMY (9 October 1832, Gerry, New York, USA - 24 July 1836, Cambridge, New York, USA) gravestone
flag  James ALMY (7 February 1835, Gerry, New York, USA - 19 July 1836, Cambridge, New York, USA) gravestone
flag  Joseph ALMY (21 November 1727, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) - 7 October 1824, Cambridge, New York, USA) gravestone
flag  Patience ALMY (13 March 1760, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) - 31 August 1849, Cambridge, New York, USA) gravestone
flag  Samuel ALMY (20 September 1725, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) - bef. 7 February 1806, Cambridge, New York, USA) gravestone

Bush
flag  Sandford J BUSH (1844, , New York, USA - 2 December 1867, Cambridge, New York, USA)

Price
flag  Herman PRICE (1810, , Massachusetts, USA - 31 May 1862, Cambridge, New York, USA)

Searles, Sr.
flag  Clifford Allen SEARLES, SR. (28 November 1923, Middle Falls, Washington, New York, USA - July 1974, Cambridge, New York, USA)

Sisson
flag  Abigail SISSON (29 July 1731, Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA - 5 February 1813, Cambridge, New York, USA) gravestone

Skeels
flag  Almira SKEELS (22 July 1798, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire) - 1 January 1870, Cambridge, New York, USA)

Sprague
flag  Mary SPRAGUE (1800, Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport) - abt. 1890, Cambridge, New York, USA)

Staples
flag  Ellery STAPLES (4 March 1784, , Massachusetts, USA - 10 April 1861, Cambridge, New York, USA)

Tripp
flag  Anthony TRIPP (27 February 1799, Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport) - abt. 1884, Cambridge, New York, USA)

Wood
flag  Sarah WOOD (12 January 1725, Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA (Adamsville) - 10 January 1820, Cambridge, New York, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1829
Humphrey ALMY (3 June 1804 - 6 January 1861) & Ruth AUSTIN (19 April 1805 - 25 September 1862)
married abt. 1829
 

Cemeteries in Cambridge, New York, USA

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