Bridgewater, Massachusetts

City: Bridgewater

County: Plymouth

State: Massachusetts

Lat/Long: 41.9904, -70.9751

Located in Southeast Massachusetts, seven miles South of Brockton, Bridgewater was incorporated into a distinct township in 1656. Known as a farming town, Bridgewater also had iron manufactures, small arms factories, sugar mills, cotton mills, a paper mill, and shoe production in the nineteenth century.

Webster's New Geographical Dictionary (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1988), 176; Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Boston: Kidder & Wright, 1840), 13, 58.