Bridgewater, Massachusetts - Facts & Figures
Bridgewater was one of the first interior towns of Massachusetts. The city lies along the Taunton River, with many ponds, a state forest, a town forest, several conservation areas and the Hockomock Swamp Wildlife Management Area. Parts of the Hockomock Swamp are known as the Bridgewater Triangle, a small area of concentrated reports of strange Fortean phenomena, colonial "dark days", Bigfoot, mysterious black panthers, UFO sightings, and other weird encounters, often compared to the Bermuda Triangle. The town is home to Bridgewater State University, a public liberal arts school originally founded as a teachers school in 1840.
- Population: 7,841
- Industries: Retail, construction, healthcare, food services
- Area Codes: 508, 774
- ZIP Codes: 02324, 02325
- Surrounding Cities: Brockton, Boston