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Welcome to Bridgewater ...

Bridgewater is located in Burke County<1>.

The location of Bridgewater has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Bridgewater is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Bridgewater lies within the (828) area code.

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, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, 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.

  • Morganton [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
    • Morganton [Burke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Bridgewater
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,577 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<5>
  • Marion [McDowell County]
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    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Bridgewater
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,891 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
  • Valdese [Burke County]
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    • Valdese [Burke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Bridgewater
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,420 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<5>
  • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
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    • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Bridgewater
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,996 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gamewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
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      • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Bridgewater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<5>
    • Drexel [Burke County]
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      • Drexel [Burke County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Bridgewater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drexel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drexel
    • Connelly Springs [Burke County]
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Alpine
      • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Bridgewater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Alpine<5>
    • Rutherford College [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutherford College
      • Rutherford College [Burke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Bridgewater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutherford College have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherford College
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherford College<5>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Bridgewater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<5>

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. See our Newspapers Page for Bridgewater.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bridgewater ...

Looking for more information about Bridgewater? 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 Bridgewater, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bridgewater.

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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 Burke County: www.co.burke.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Burke, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bridgewater - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bridgewater) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridgewater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7115, Longitude: -81.8626       In this case, the coordinates for Bridgewater have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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