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Welcome to Bridgeport ...

Bridgeport is located in Nevada County<1>.

When the people of Bridgeport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bridgeporter<2>

Bridgeport is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bridgeport lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bridgeport is within the boundaries of the (530) area code.

Communities Also Named Bridgeport ...

While we believe that this Bridgeport is located in Nevada County, we know of another 2 California communities named Bridgeport. Those communities are located in the following counties: Mariposa and Mono County.

Beyond California, there are 65 communities that are also named Bridgeport - they are located in Alabama, Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois (4), Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (8), Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bridgeport.

Communities near Bridgeport ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bridgeport.

  • Grass Valley
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Nevada City
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Colfax
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Lake Wildwood
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Wildwood
    • Lake Wildwood is located in Nevada County
  • Dobbins
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Newtown
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtown
    • Newtown is located in Nevada County
  • Oregon House
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
  • Rough and Ready
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Bitney Corner
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitney Corner
    • Bitney Corner is located in Nevada County
  • Penn Valley
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bridgeport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bridgeport.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bridgeport. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bridgeport.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bridgeport. See our Newspapers Page for Bridgeport.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bridgeport ...

Looking for more information about Bridgeport? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bridgeport, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bridgeport.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bridgeport. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Nevada, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Bridgeport refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Bridgeport may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bridgeport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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