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Cambridge is a lovely small town located in Guernsey county in the southeastern part of Ohio. We are well known for Cambridge Glass, Salt Fork Lake & Lodge (the largest of the Ohio State Parks), deer hunting or observing and a pleasant "small town" demeanor.

Cambridge was incorporated into a city in 1895, and during 1998 helped to celebrate Guernsey County's 200th anniversary. Cambridge has a population of 13,000 and Guernsey County contains a population of 39,000.

In spite of Cambridge's small town environment, we have numerous banking locations. Some are run locally and some are owned by large corporations. We are proud of our newly-renovated post office, the vast array of church organizations to choose from and FANTASTIC Interstate access to both I-70 and I-77. (The 305 acre intersection between the two interstates is the largest interchange in the world.) There is a generous variety of industries in the area, and many have rail access via CSX transportation. In Cambridge, industrial activity and clean air exist side by side, and our town even has the luxury of its own municipal airport.

The hospital in the area is located for easy access to meet the needs of the local population, and the hospital cafeteria serves the public daily at lunch. Our Public Library is used by young and old alike, as is the local YMCA. The Cambridge City Park has a delightful duck pond as well as tennis and basketball courts, baseball diamonds, a swimming pool, play equipment for big and little kids, and a large pavilion. A newly built movie theater, various restaurants and an enchanting downtown for shopping or browsing: our city has it all! It is also an outstanding retirement destination.

Cambridge is within 30-40 minutes to shopping malls in nearby areas, as well as being close to a college renowned for its liberal arts. Public and private golf courses are available, and organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H and Campfire are active. Our county fair in September brings visitors from all surrounding states, and it is one of the largest such events in southeast Ohio -- Just wait till you taste the food! Fishing, camping and picnicking are other low-key activities enjoyed by locals and tourists as well.

Cambridge is rich in history dating back as far as 1798, with English and Scotch-Irish roots and a belief that the town was the first to have a bridge in the Northwest Territory. Ebenezer Zane is well known in the area for laying out the National Road which had been built as far as Cambridge by 1828. Zane also suggested the name 'Cambridge' in honor of Cambridge, Maryland. The Delaware, Shawnee, Wyandotte, Miami, Chippewa and Mingo Indians all called the area home pre-1796. These people would have benefited greatly from the nearby lake, Salt Fork. In July of 1863, Guernsey County (Old Washington) was the site of a Civil War battle between General John Morgan and Union forces. During the Industrial Revolution, Cambridge experienced its biggest growth period. You can see the results of that era by shopping our area antique stores, many of which are located in historic downtown Cambridge. What a walk through history this provides!

Come to Cambridge either to visit or to stay. There is so much to see and do, and so much to offer!

 

 

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