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Bridgewater, Virginia

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Welcome to Bridgewater ...

The town of Bridgewater is located in Rockingham County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Bridgewater has a population of 6,106 people<1> (see below for details).

Bridgewater is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Bridgewater is within the (540) area code.

The ZIP code for Bridgewater: 22812<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bridgewater had a population of 5,644 people (which is 7.4% of the total population of Rockingham County). This makes Bridgewater the county's most populous community.

The population of Bridgewater represents 0.07% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 60th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,644 people, the population of Bridgewater increased 8.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,203 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Bridgewater had an population of 6,106 people. This is an increase of 8.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.36% since the 2000 Census).

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

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, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota and Vermont.

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

Websites for Bridgewater ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bridgewater. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bridgewater. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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

Communities near Bridgewater ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Harrisonburg   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Bridgewater

Located in Harrisonburg City

Staunton   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the South (S) of Bridgewater

Located in Staunton City

Broadway   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Bridgewater

Elkton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the East (E) of Bridgewater

Grottoes   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Bridgewater

Located in Augusta County

Coakley Town   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the North (N) of Bridgewater

Ottobine   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Bridgewater

Hinton   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the North (N) of Bridgewater

Briery Branch   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Bridgewater

Weyers Cave   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Bridgewater

Located in Augusta County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bridgewater.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Rockingham County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bridgewater:

The official website for Rockingham County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bridgewater.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bridgewater - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 town (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).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, 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: 38.3857, Longitude: -78.9719     [Map].






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