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Welcome to Bridgeport ...

The village of Bridgeport is located in Belmont County<1>.

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

When the people of Bridgeport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bridgeporter<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bridgeport has a population of 1,728 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bridgeport.

Bridgeport is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Bridgeport lies within the (740) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bridgeport had an population of 1,728 people. This is a decrease of 5.63% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bridgeport had a population of 1,831 people. This makes Bridgeport the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Bridgeport represents 0.02% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 410th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,831 people, the population of Bridgeport decreased 16.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,186 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bridgeport.

Adding Bridgeport to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Bridgeport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Bridgeport elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bridgeport on a George F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bridgeport on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Bridgeport ...

While we believe that this Bridgeport is located in Belmont County, we know of another 4 Ohio communities named Bridgeport. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hardin, Montgomery, Stark and Union County.

Beyond Ohio, there are 65 communities that are also named Bridgeport - they are located in Alabama, Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), 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, 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.

  • Moundsville [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moundsville
    • Moundsville [Marshall County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Bridgeport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,252 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moundsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundsville<7>
  • Saint Clairsville [Belmont County]
  • Shadyside [Belmont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadyside
    • Shadyside [Belmont County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Bridgeport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,547 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shadyside<7>
  • Mingo Junction [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mingo Junction
    • Mingo Junction [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Bridgeport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,205 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo Junction
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mingo Junction<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cadiz [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadiz
      • Cadiz [Harrison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Bridgeport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,161 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cadiz
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cadiz<7>
    • Follansbee [Brooke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Follansbee
      • Follansbee [Brooke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Bridgeport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,710 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Follansbee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Follansbee<7>
    • Wellsburg [Brooke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellsburg
      • Wellsburg [Brooke County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Bridgeport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,530 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellsburg<7>
    • McMechen [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMechen
      • McMechen [Marshall County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Bridgeport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,697 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMechen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMechen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McMechen<7>
    • Brilliant [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
      • Brilliant [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Bridgeport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brilliant
    • Powhatan Point [Belmont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powhatan Point
      • Powhatan Point [Belmont County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Bridgeport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powhatan Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powhatan Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powhatan Point<7>

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bridgeport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bridgeport.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Belmont County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Belmont County: www.belmontcountyohio.org/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Belmont, 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>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 village'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bridgeport.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bridgeport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Bridgeport) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridgeport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0669, Longitude: -80.7476       In this case, the coordinates for Bridgeport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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