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Welcome to Bridgewater ...

Bridgewater is located in Plymouth County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bridgewater has a population of 27,619 people<2> (see below for details).

Bridgewater was settled in 1650 and was incorporated in 1656.

Bridgewater is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bridgewater lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Bridgewater: (508) & (774)<4>

The ZIP codes for Bridgewater: 02324-02325<5>

Communities Also Named Bridgewater ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Bridgewater - they are located in Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont and Virginia.

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

Communities near Bridgewater ...

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

  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Bridgewater
    • Estimated population in 2019: 95,708 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Bridgewater
    • Estimated population in 2019: 94,470 people
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  • Plymouth [Plymouth County]
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    • Plymouth [Plymouth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Bridgewater
    • Estimated population in 2019: 61,528 people
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  • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Bridgewater
    • Estimated population in 2019: 57,746 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taunton [Bristol County]
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      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Bridgewater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57,464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Bridgewater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,237 people
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    • Braintree [Norfolk County]
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      • Braintree [Norfolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Bridgewater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37,190 people
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    • Randolph [Norfolk County]
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      • Randolph [Norfolk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Bridgewater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Norwood [Norfolk County]
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      • Norwood [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Bridgewater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,725 people
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    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Bridgewater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Attleboro

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 Bridgewater. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bridgewater.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bridgewater. 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 Bridgewater.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bridgewater. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bridgewater.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Massachusetts

About Plymouth County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Plymouth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bridgewater.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bridgewater - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Bridgewater). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bridgewater or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Bridgewater includes: 02324 & 02325.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bridgewater) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bridgewater. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bridgewater

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridgewater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9902, Longitude: -70.9754    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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