Cambridge, Ohio

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Cambridge is a city in and the county seat of Guernsey County, Ohio, United States.[3] It lies in southeastern Ohio, in the Appalachian Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains. The population was 11,520 at the 2000 census. It is the principle city of the Cambridge Micropolitan Statistical Area. Cambridge is well-known among glass collectors as being the location for the Cambridge Glass, Boyd Glass and Mosser Glass plants. The Cambridge area is also famous for its "S" shaped bridges, some of the first bridges ever constructed in the Northwest Territory. It is located adjacent to the intersection of Interstates 70 and 77, which the Ohio Department of Transportation proclaimed in 1969 to be the world's largest interchange in terms of land area.



In 1796 Col. Ebenezer Zane received funds to cut a road from Ohio to Kentucky. He responded by naming the first settlements in honor of Cambridge, Maryland. The land on which part of Cambridge stands was granted to Zaccheus Biggs and Zaccheus Beatty by the government in 1801. In 1806 another group of early settlers from the Isle of Guernsey in the English Channel of England pitched camp in Cambridge because the women in the party refused to move on.

The Cambridge, Ohio area experienced massive flooding in late June 1998.[4]

Tom Orr is the current Mayor of Cambridge.[5] He replaced Sam Salupo.

President of Council is former mayor Charles Schaub, who replaces Fred Shimp.


Cambridge is located at 40°1′30″N 81°35′12″W / 40.025°N 81.58667°W / 40.025; -81.58667 (40.025118, -81.586776)[6], along Wills Creek.

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