Introduction to Bridgeport, West Virginia
Bridgeport, West Virginia is located 81 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is in Harrison County. The population of the city is 7,306.
Bridgeport was first settled in 1764 by John Simpson. The first mill of the area was constructed sometime between 1771 and 1787 by James Anderson. The city was chartered in 1816. In the 19th century, the economy of the city largely depended upon farming. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad first entered the area in 1856. Bridgeport was officially incorporated in 1887.
Bridgeport and nearby Attractions
- Valley Hills Shopping Center
- Barbour County Historical Society Museum
- Prickett's Fort State Park
- Tygart Lake State Park
- Valley Worlds of Fun
Things To Do In Bridgeport
Bridgeport includes a number of shopping centers such as the Valley Hills Shopping Center, Meadowbrook Mall Shopping Center, Holiday Plaza Shopping Center, and Hills Plaza Shopping Center. One can also plan a day trip to the Watters Smith Memorial State Park, Audra State Park, Tygart Lake State Park, Valley Falls State Park, and Pricketts Fort State Park. The Benedum Library is an ideal destination for the book lovers. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on the Hinkel Lake and Deegan Lake. Local celebrations include the Bridgeport Benedum Festival and North - Central Scottish Heritage Festival and Celtic Gathering.
Harrison/ Marion Regional is nearby.
Bridgeport Higher Education
Facilities for higher education can be availed thrpugh Fairmont State College, California University of Pennsylvania, and West Virginia University.