Cambridge

History

History

Cambridge is a picturesque community that promises continued and healthy growth. A town of about 350 people, it is located at the junction of State Highways 95 and 71, the latter of which leads to Hells Canyon on the Snake River. With a strong volunteer and community spirit, this is a wonderful place to settle. Here you can raise a family, run a business, farm or ranch, or retire in small-town comfort and security.

Residents of Cambridge and the surrounding area enjoy wonderful year-round living with four distinct seasons. Good growing conditions allow for outstanding gardens and orchards. Frost-free days are typically mid-May to mid-September (with some cooperation from Mother Nature, of course). The elevation is approximately 2650 feet, and annual total precipitation is around 20 inches. Winter temperatures are generally in the teens and twenties, and can drop below zero. Summer temperatures average in the upper eighties and low nineties, occasionally rising over 100 degrees.

Community celebrations include Hells Canyon Days, held the first weekend in June, and the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Cambridge also hosts the Washington County Fair and Rodeo during the first full week in August.