Cambridge City, Indiana

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Cambridge City is a town in Jackson Township, Wayne County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,121 at the 2000 census.



Cambridge City is located at 39°48′47″N 85°10′15″W / 39.81306°N 85.17083°W / 39.81306; -85.17083 (39.812996, -85.170812)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

Notable Information

Cambridge City was platted on October 23, 1836 and celebrated its Sesquicentennial in 1986. The town celebrates its history and heritage during the second weekend in each September during the annual Canal Days festival, which commemorates the importance of the Whitewater Canal to the formation and growth of Cambridge City in the 19th century. Situated along the historic National Road (U.S. 40), Cambridge City is currently a prominent destination for antique seekers and is the home of many notable American figures including:

  • Brad Brown- Entrepreneur and Co-Founder and Creator of both Brown Residential,LLC and Social Expansions. Grandson of Susie and Jim Morris, previous owners of the late main street Soda Shop.
  • Justin Youngs- Local meat cutter famous for throwing bologna & an OG.
  • Buckskin Ben - a famous show business personality of the 1890s
  • Jason Bunger - Was a manager of the girls Tennis team (1996-1999) for three teams (1997-1999) who went to Semi State, the most of any team in Lincoln High School sports history. He is also a founding owner of, one of the premier sports sites on the web. Jason was also one of the most dominant Wiffle Ball players in the State of Indiana.
  • "Single G" - a world famous pacer who won many horse races during the Great Depression
  • Solomon Meredith - a Quaker general in the American Civil War
  • The Overbeck Sisters - four daughters of John and Sarah Overpeck who hand-produced their internationally-known Overbeck Art Pottery in Cambridge City from 1911–1955, noted for their Arts and Crafts designs, distinctive glazes and work in the grotesque style
  • Huddleston Farmhouse - The Huddleston Farmhouse Inn & Museum is located right outside Cambridge City in the small village of Mt. Auburn on the National Road. It is the eastern regional office of Indiana Landmarks and the headquarters of the Indiana National Road Association. Cambridge City is noted for its abundance in historic architecture, specifically in the Federal, Greek Revival, and Italianate styles. Famous structures include Rose Hill, the Conklin-Montgomery House, the Overbeck-Mattheis House, the Meredith-Rice House, the Bertsch House (home of the town's resident physician James Bertsch, D.O.), the Scheilder/Biser House, the Demwiddle-Mattingly House, the Martin Funk-Johnson House, the Fowler House, and many more.
  • Vinton House - The Vinton House of Cambridge City is a former hotel that was established in 1847. This building sits at the former intersection of the National Road (U.S 40) and the Whitewater Canal. The canal's turnaround basin rested just a few feet from the Vinton House's rear door, which brought in passengers and goods from Cincinnati.

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