Bridgewater is well-known for its location at the hub of central NJ's commuter routes of 22,202/206, 287 and 78. Easy access to Manhattan and Newark's Liberty Airport by direct commuter bus or rail. In addition to a nationally recognized school system, Raritan Valley Community College is just minutes away.
Bridgewater is a relatively large, suburban township located in the center of Somerset County. The area of the present Township of Bridgewater was originally purchased from a local Lenape Native American tribe. It is named after the town of Bridgwater in the English county of Somerset.
Tradition holds that it was at the Middlebrook encampment that the first official flag of the United States was unfurled, after a law to adopt a national flag had been passed by Congress on June 14, 1777. By special order of Congress, a Thirteen Star Flag is flown 24 hours a day at the Washington Camp Ground, part of the former Middlebrook encampment, in Bridgewater. Since 1889, the first hoisting of the flag is commemorated annually each July 4 with a changing of the flag, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and the delivery of an historical address. More information can be found on wikipedia.
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