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The population of Cambridge is approximately 13,500 (1997), 10635 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,770 (1990), 4651 (2010).

The amount of land area in Cambridge is 13.571 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Cambridge is 16 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.01 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cambridge to Washington DC is 262 miles. The distance to the Ohio state capital is 76 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cambridge is positioned 40.02 degrees north of the equator and 81.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Cambridge elevation is 886 feet above sea level.
The city tree is the Silver Maple.
The city bird is the Red-tailed Hawk.
The Cambridge city color is Blue.

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Cambridge location: in southeastern Ohio at the largest intersection in the world where I70 meets I77. Cambridge is 72 miles east of Columbus. Pittsburgh is 108 miles northeast and Cleveland is 122 miles north.

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Climate & Weather

Cambridge average annual rainfall is 32 inches per year
Cambridge average temperature is 52 degrees F.
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Cambridge history:

1798 was the year when the first settlers came to the Cambridge area, mostly from Virginia and Maryland. They say the first "legally built" bridge in the Northwest Territory was built here in 1802. English settlers came in 1806 and moved into the new village of Cambridge. Depending on the general economy and the peacefulness of the country, Cambridge has had times of hardship and times of prosperity. While many different types of business have prospered and lost in Cambridge, the transportation industry has been one of the mainstays of the local economy and has contributed greatly to its development.

Colonel Joseph D. Taylor was identified for over 40 years with very important enterprise in Cambridge. He was a lawyer by trade and a 4 1/2 term Congressman. He purchased The Guernsey Times, a local newspaper, fought in the Civil War, Organized the Guernsey National Bank & served as President. He had several buildings erected on Wheeling Ave. and helped bring the railroad to the city. Taylor was active in Church, the school administration, and was affiliated with Ohio University. He was close friends with Presidents Hayes, Garfield & McKinley.
The founding of Cambridge: 1798
The incorporation date of Cambridge: 1895 (as a city)

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John Glenn - Marine aviator, astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn is probably the most renowned person born in Cambridge. His family later moved to nearby New Concord where he grew up. He earned his collegiate degree at Muskingum College there.

Actor William Boyd, who is best remembered as western hero "Hopalong Cassidy," is another Cambridge native who moved during his youth. He maintained his Cambridge roots and the city now celebrates an annual Hopalong Cassidy festival.

Doug Donley was a multi-sport star for Cambridge High School who later played as a wide receiver for Ohio State University and the Dallas Cowboys.

Terry White is another Cambridge "Bobcat" to become an Ohio State "Buckeye" football star.

John Nicholson played football at Yale University after graduating from CHS.

Ross Barrett, one of Cambridge's first African American "favorite sons," graduated from its Brown High School in 1940 as a Pittsburgh Courier High School All-American football player. He played collegiately at Wilberforce University, one of the premier football programs among predominately African American colleges and universities in the 1930s and 40s.

The Cambridge Glass Museum
812 Jefferson Avenue
Cambridge, Ohio 43725
Phone: 740-432-3045
Displays over 5000 choice pieces of Cambridge Glass as well as a large display of Cambridge Art Pottery. Please call ahead for hours of operation and fees, if any.

Degenhart Museum
P.O. Box 186
Cambridge, Ohio 43725
Phone: 740-432-2626 Features exhibits and video programs on glass making and its history in Cambridge and the Ohio Valley. A gift shop and research library are available for use.

Learn more about Cambridge and Guernsey County at this informative site.

Guernsey County Historical Museum
P.O. Box 741
Cambridge, Ohio 43725
Phone: 740-439-5884
Located one block behind the Courthouse at 218 North Eighth Street. 165 year old, restored 16 room home museum, containing antique furnishings, products and personal items from Guernsey County and its people. One room features Guernsey Countians of national or worldwide fame; another honors Sen. John H. Glenn, Jr., first U.S. astronaut to orbit the earth.

Hopalong Cassidy Museum
South 10th Street
Cambridge, Ohio 43725
Phone: 740-439-3967
Located in Tenth Street Antique Mall, Historic Downtown Cambridge. An extensive collection of products endorsed by William Boyd, a Cambridge native who gained national recognition as the cowboy star Hopalong Cassidy.

Hopalong Cassidy Festival
Held the first weekend in May each year
This festival features a collectors show & sale and western entertainment in the downtown area. There will be downtown sidewalk sales, food vendors, and continuous entertainment. Come and enjoy a weekend of great fun! Free admission
Phone: 800-933-5480

Cambridge City Park
Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center
Salt Fork State Park
Seneca Lake Park
Living Word Theatre
Cambridge Country Club
The site of the first bridge in the Northwest Territory.

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