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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 by Zaccheus Biggs and Zaccheus Beatty by the government in 1801. Another group of early settlers from the Isle of Guernsey in the British Channel pitched camp in 1806 in Cambridge because the women in the party refused to move on.
Long ago, the Delaware, Shawnee, Wyandotte, Miami, Chippewa and Mingo indians traveled the forest spread throughout Guernsey County. Many bridges were built in the county including the construction of the first bridge authorized in the Northwest Territory. Some of the bridges curved, as evidence by several 'S' bridges, which still survive.
Early in the 1900's, the county, and particularly Cambridge became synonymous with quality glass of Cambridge Glass. Collectors who appreciate quality glass still visit Cambridge for antique glass of the area and the new glass companies.
Cambridge is the birthplace of Colonel John Glenn, U.S. Senator and American Astronaut. It is also the birthplace of William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd.
Cambridge has two nearby lakes that attract many visitors each year. Salt Fork State Park and Lodge with the largest inland beach in Ohio, Seneca Lake, The "Wilds" a natural animal preserve, and the "Living Word" outdoor drama.
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