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East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

"East Bridge'water, a post-village of Plymouth co., Mass., in a township of its own name, on Taunton River, on the Abington & Bridgewater Railroad, and near the Old Colony Railroad, 24 miles S. of Boston. It has 4 churches, a savings-bank, a newspaper office, a rolling-mill, a nail factory, a brass-foundry, and manufactures of cotton-gins, shoes, and bricks. Pop. of the township in 1880, 2710; in 1890, 2911."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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  • 1723 - East Bridgewater was a part of Olde Bridgewater, as the "East Parish" founded in 1723.

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  • 1823 - East Bridgewater separated from Bridgewater and incorporated on June 14, 1823.


  • 11. EAST BRIDGEWATER. [Pop. 1,950. Inc. 1823.]
    This town was a part of the ancient Bridgewater,

    It manufactures many boots and shoes, and on a branch of Taunton River are several...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    EAST BRIDGEWATER, a township in Plymouth co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 25 m. SSE of Boston. Pop. 1,950.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • East Bridgewater Massachusetts, 1890
    East Bridgewater is a flourishing farming and manufacturing town in the northwesterly part of Plymouth County, 25 miles south by southeast of Boston...Read MORE...


  • 1893 - May 21 - (East Bridgewater) - a fire wiped out the Old Colony Iron Foundry and Machine Shop, levelled the Methodist Church and two large warehouses.
    The loss was estimated at $100,000.00. At one time 15 of the buildings were on fire. The cause of the fire was said to be a flying spark from the...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - The population of East Bridgewater was 3,025

    The History of East Bridgewater by Paul John Rich

  • East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
    The Brockton Dahlia Farm
  • East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
    Public Library
  • East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Blacksmith Shop
  • 1916
    East Bridgewater, a post-village of Plymouth co., Mass., in a township (town) of its own name, on the Taunton River and on the New York, New Haven...Read MORE...


  • 1938 - (East Bridgewater) The old First Church had its steeple blown off in the hurricane of 1938.

    The History of East Bridgewater by Paul John Rich

  • 1940 - The population of East Bridgewater was 3,822

    The History of East Bridgewater by Paul John Rich



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