Introduction to Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 7 miles S of Brockton, Massachusetts and 25 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Brockton metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 25,185 people lived in Bridgewater.
Bridgewater was first settled in 1650 as a part of Duxbury and was one of the first interior towns of Massachusetts. The town of Bridgewater was incorporated in 1656. Originally the town included large parts of the towns of West Bridgewater, Brockton, Abington, Hanson, East Bridgewater and Pembroke. The origin of Bridgewater’s name is not known. The town seal of Bridgewater also includes the Bridgwater, England coat of arms.
Bridgewater and nearby Attractions
- Strongs Park
- Plimouth Plantation
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Central Square Congregational Church
- Fuller Craft Museum
Things To Do In Bridgewater
In Bridgewater you can enjoy a variety of recreational activities. The town includes basketball and football fields, softball and soccer complexes and a skating park. One can also enjoy leisure time in the shopping centers and in the historical sites of the town.
The nearby airport is Boston Logan International Airport.
Bridgewater Higher Education
Bridgewater State College is the local college.