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==== Biography  ====
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== [[Bridgewater, Massachusetts Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] (off page, due to long list) ====
  
Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts<br>Illustrated with Plans and Views<br>By Williams Latham Published by Henry T. Pratt, printer, 1882 ([http://books.google.com/books?id=W_gOAAAAYAAJ&printsec=titlepage&source=gbs_summary_r#PPP9,M1 Google Books]) <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14364142/editions ] (Bridgewater, Mass. : Henry T. Pratt, printer, 1882) [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;titleno=270026&amp;disp=Epitaphs+in+old+Bridgewater%2C+Massachus%20%20&amp;columns=*,0,0 ''HLC Book 974.482/B2 V3L, 1882, reprint 1976, 1978''].</ref>
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==== Church History and Records  ====
  
'''Auburn Street Cemetery''' (18th century)<br>Auburn Street
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;Unspecified Church
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'''Benson Town Cemetery''' (19th century)<br>Curve Street
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#First Congregational (United Church of Christ)  
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#North Congregational
  
'''Cemetery near Alden's Bridge''' (18th century)
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==== Directories  ====
  
'''Cherry Street Burial Ground''' (aka Harlow Cemetery) (1826)<br>Cherry Street, near Taunton River and Halifax townline
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
'''Conant Street Cemetery''' (1821)
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==== History  ====
  
'''First Parish Cemetery''' (aka South Parish Cemetery) (1716)<br>Summer and Plymouth Streets
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==== Land and Deeds Records  ====
  
'''Hillside Cemetery''' (1813)<br>Auburn Street near Curve Street, Benson Town
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==== Maps  ====
  
'''Japan Graveyard Cemetery (1766)<br>High and Plain Streets'''
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#[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:613482 USGS GNIS FID 613482]
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#[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Bridgewater,+Massachusetts Google]
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#[http://massachusetts.hometownlocator.com/ma/plymouth/bridgewater.cfm Homelocator]
  
'''Jennings Hill Cemetery''' (1750)<br>High Street
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==== Military History and Records  ====
  
'''Mount Prospect Cemetery''' (1842)<br>Mount Prospect Street
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
'''Orange Street Cemetery'''<br>Orange and Walnut Streets
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'''Pine Street Cemetery (1833)'''<br>Pine Street, 3/4 mile from Lake Nippenicket
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'''Pratt Town Burial Ground''' (1828)<br>Walnut and Orange Streets
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'''Roman Catholic Cemetery'''<br>Center Street, near Aldrich Road, near Mount Prospect Cemetery
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==== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ====
 
 
'''St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Cemetery''' (1854)<br>103 Center Street, behind St. Thomas Aquinas Church
 
 
 
'''Scotland Burial Ground''' (1753)<br>Pleasant Street
 
 
 
'''Small Pox Cemetery''' (1785)<br>east side of Conant Street
 
  
'''South Street Burial Ground''' (aka Keith Cemetery) (1756)<br>South Street, near Titicut Bridge
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==== Taxation  ====
  
'''Titicut Cemetery''' (aka Great Woods Graveyard) (1793)<br>northwesterly side of Titicut Street
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==== Town Records  ====
  
'''Vernon Street Cemetery''' (aka Alden Cemetery) (1751)<br>Vernon and Cross Streets, Titicut<br>
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==== History  ====
 
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
 
#[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:613482 USGS GNIS FID 613482]
 
#[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Bridgewater,+Massachusetts Google]
 
#[http://massachusetts.hometownlocator.com/ma/plymouth/bridgewater.cfm Homelocator]
 
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
 
==== Societies, Libraries and Museums ====
 
  
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 02:16, 15 February 2009

United States > Massachusetts > Plymouth County > Populated Places > Bridgewater

Town Hall

64 Central Square
Bridgewater, MA 02324
508-697-0919

Quick History

Establishment and former town name(s) [1]

Archiac name: Duxburrow Plantation, Foords Farm, Hockomock, Ketitcut, Nunketest, Titicut

Section/Villages within the town: Bridgewater Iron Works, Bridgewater Junction, Dublin, Japan, Nippenicket Park, Paper Mill Village, Pratt Town, Scotland, Sprague's Hill, Stanley (former R.R. station), State Farm, Titicut.

Wikipedia

Boundary Changes [1]

3 June 1656: Established as a town. "Ordered, that henceforth Duxburrow New Plantation bee allowed to bee a township of yt selfe, destinct from Duxburrow, and to bee called by the name of Bridgewater ..." (Plymouth Colony Records, Vol. III, page 101)

3 June 1662: Certain land granted Bridgewater

1 June 1675: Boundary line established, Court ordered "... to Run the line between Bridgewater and Middlebury". (Plymouth Colony Records, Vol. XI, page 241)

11 February 1691: Lands betweetn Bridgewater and Weymouth, called "Foords Farms", and parts adjacent annexed

10 June 1712: Part included in the new town of Abington.

20 November 1770: Part of Stoughton annexed.

8 February 1798: Part of Stoughton annexed.

15 June 1821: Part established as North Bridgewater.

16 February 1822: Part established as West Bridgewater.

14 June 1823: Part established as East Bridgewater.

20 February 1820: Part annexed to Halifax.

23 February 1823: Bounds between Bridgewater and East Bridgewater established.

20 March 1838: Bounds between Bridgewater and East Bridgewater established and part of each town annexed to the other town.

21 April 1931: Bounds between Bridgewater and East Bridgewater established.

Neighboring Communities

East Bridgewater | Halifax | Middleborough | Raynham | West Bridgewater

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries (off page, due to long list)

Church History and Records

Unspecified Church
Congregational
  1. First Congregational (United Church of Christ)
  2. North Congregational

Directories

Genealogy

History

Land and Deeds Records

Maps

  1. USGS GNIS FID 613482
  2. Google
  3. Homelocator

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Occupations

Schools

Social Life and Customs

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Taxation

Town Records

Vital Records

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), [FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997].