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Welcome to Bridgeport ...

The city of Bridgeport is located in Harrison 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 8,827 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Bridgeport is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Area codes for Bridgeport: (304) & (681)<6>

Websites for Bridgeport ...

Official Website: www.bridgeportwv.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bridgeport had an population of 8,827 people. This is an increase of 8.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bridgeport had a population of 8,149 people (or 11.79% of the total population of Harrison County). This makes Bridgeport the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Bridgeport represents 0.44% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,149 people, the population of Bridgeport increased 11.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,306 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bridgeport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (8), Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington 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.

  • Fairmont [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
    • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Bridgeport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,370 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<8>
  • Grafton [Taylor County]
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    • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Bridgeport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,968 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<8>
  • Philippi [Barbour County]
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    • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Bridgeport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,239 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<8>
  • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
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    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Bridgeport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,141 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shinnston [Harrison County]
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      • Shinnston [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,096 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shinnston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinnston<8>
    • Mannington [Marion County]
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      • Mannington [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,010 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mannington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mannington<8>
    • Salem [Harrison County]
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      • Salem [Harrison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,511 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<8>
    • Barrackville [Marion County]
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      • Barrackville [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,270 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrackville
    • Monongah [Marion County]
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      • Monongah [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monongah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monongah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monongah<8>
    • Rivesville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivesville
      • Rivesville [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Bridgeport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rivesville<8>

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.

Adding Bridgeport to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bridgeport was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bridgeport on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

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About Harrison County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bridgeport: www.bridgeportwv.com/

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Harrison, 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 city'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>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<7>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- 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BridgeportOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridgeport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3003, Longitude: -80.2476       In this case, the coordinates for Bridgeport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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