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Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA

Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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.
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Bridgewater includes: Paper Mill Village (Pratt Town), Prattsville, Scotland, Stanley, State Farm, Titicut, Dublin, Eastville, Flagg Street, Iron Works, and Japan.



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  • 1650 - Bridgewater is settled

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  • 1656 - Bridgewater is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

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    Scotland Church

    First organized as the Trinitarian Congregational Church of Bridgewater on October 21, 1821 in the Scotland section of Bridgewater, the congregation moved in 1836 to the center of Bridgewater where it used the Bridgewater Academy... Read MORE...

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  • 1845 - BRIDGEWATER. Pop. 2,131. Inc. 1656.
    The Indian name was Saughtucket, and the Ancient Town, which included North, East, and West Bridgewater, was purchased by Captain Miles Standish o...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Bridgewater
    Bridoewater, a post-township of Ply mouth county, Massachusetts, on the Fall River railroad, 27 miles S. by E. from Boston. Population, 2790.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • 1859
    BRIDGEWATER, a township of Plymouth co., in the state of Massachusetts, 25 m. SE of Boston. It is watered by branches of Taunton river, is tolerably f...Read MORE...


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    Bridgewater Academy

    Bridgewater Academy building, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Built 1868. Renovated in 2016 to become the Bridgewater Town Hall.
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  • News 1879 - The oldest ex-representative of congress living is Mr. Austin Hale, of Bridgewater, Mass., who is ninety-six years old.

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    Kalamazoo Gazette
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    June 3, 1879

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    Residence of S. P. Gates
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  • Bridgewater Massachusetts, 1890
    Bridgewater is a fine old town in the western part of Plymouth County, 28 miles south of Boston by the Old Colony Railroad, whose stations within it a...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - THE BRIDEGROOM CAME NOT, And the Bride To Have Been Is Now Ill With Grief and Chagrin. A Church Wedding Which Failed to Come Off at Bridgewater, Mass.
    Bridgewater, Mass., June 29. - Many invitations had been issued to the Perkins-Bevan wedding at Trinity-Episcopal church this forenoon, but the young ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Bridgewater
    Bridgewater, a post-village of Plymouth co., Mass, in Bridgewater township, and on the Old Colony Railroad, # miles S. of Boston, and 32 miles N. by E...Read MORE...


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    The Common. Central Square.
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    The Bridgewater Inn, Bridgewater, Mass.

    The Bridgewater Inn was known for its fine food, lodging and spring-mounted dance area on the second floor. The Inn was town down in the 1930s. vc.bridgew.edu
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    Albert Gardner Boyden Gymnasium (dedicated on June 24, 1905) and Unitarian Church, Bridgewater, Mass.
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    Railway Station, 1907
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    Broad Street, 1908
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    Catholic Church, 1908
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    South Side of Common, 1909
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    The Library
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  • Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
    Mc Elwain School, 1929

    The William H. McElwain School is a historic school building at 250 Main Street in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. The two story brick Classical Revival building was built in 1912 to a design by the architectural firm of Loring ... Read MORE...

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    Trinity Episcopal Church
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  • 1916
    Bridgewater, a post-village of Plymouth co., Mass., in Bridgewater township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 27 miles S. of Boston....Read MORE...


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    Carver's Pond. The Boat House, 1917
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    The L. Q. White Shoe Factory, Bridgewater, Mass.

    "... The largest shoe company ever to operate in Bridgewater was L.Q. White, starting in 1909. The company produced large orders of army shoes for foreign countries such as Belgium and Russia.... Read MORE...

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    Tinkham's Corner
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Scotland Church

First organized as the Trinitarian Congregational Church of Bridgewater on October 21, 1821 in the Scotland section of Bridgewater, the congregation moved in 1836 to the center of Bridgewater where it used the Bridgewater Academy... Read MORE...

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Bridgewater Academy

Bridgewater Academy building, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Built 1868. Renovated in 2016 to become the Bridgewater Town Hall.

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Residence of S. P. Gates
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The Bridgewater Inn, Bridgewater, Mass.

The Bridgewater Inn was known for its fine food, lodging and spring-mounted dance area on the second floor. The Inn was town down in the 1930s. vc.bridgew.edu

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The Common. Central Square.

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Albert Gardner Boyden Gymnasium (dedicated on June 24, 1905) and Unitarian Church, Bridgewater, Mass.
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Railway Station, 1907

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Broad Street, 1908

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Catholic Church, 1908

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South Side of Common, 1909

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The Library

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Mc Elwain School, 1929

The William H. McElwain School is a historic school building at 250 Main Street in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. The two story brick Classical Revival building was built in 1912 to a design by the architectural firm of Loring ... Read MORE...

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Trinity Episcopal Church

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Carver's Pond. The Boat House, 1917

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The L. Q. White Shoe Factory, Bridgewater, Mass.

"... The largest shoe company ever to operate in Bridgewater was L.Q. White, starting in 1909. The company produced large orders of army shoes for foreign countries such as Belgium and Russia.... Read MORE...

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Tinkham's Corner
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