Introduction to Bridgewater, New Jersey
Bridgewater, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 11 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey and 25 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 42,940 people lived in Bridgewater.
Originally the township of Bridgewater was purchased from the local Lenape Native American tribe. George II of Great Britain chartered Bridgewater in 1749. It was incorporated in 1798 as a township. Earlier, the economy of Bridgewater revolved around farming. The population began to grow during 1970s and it is presently a quite developed suburban community.
Bridgewater and nearby Attractions
- Washington Valley Park
- Duke Island Park
- Van Veghten House
- Colonial Park
- Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Things To Do In Bridgewater
There are several parks and playgrounds at Bridgewater which offer a number of recreational facilities. The town also includes movie theaters, clubs and restaurants.
The nearest major airport is Newark International.
Bridgewater Higher Education
Raritan Valley Community College is nearby.