Bridgewater is a small community located in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire. Its residents and property owners value the rural qualities of the town and the region. They like the small town atmosphere. It is safe and friendly, and is a good place to raise a family or to retire. They value the forests, pastoral open spaces, and water bodies as locations for outdoor recreation, and for the scenic beauty they provide.
Bridgewater received its charter on February 12, 1788, when it was part of the town of New Chester. New Chester encompassed a land area from Franklin, NH to Plymouth, NH. New Chester was separated into Bridgewater and Hill, and at a later date, was further divided into Bristol, Danbury, and Wilmot. Early settlers of the area were from Bridgewater, Massachusetts, giving the town its name. Bridgewater was officially incorporated by John Sullivan, who was President of New Hampshire before the title was changed to Governor. The town line follows the eastern shore of Newfound Lake.
The Town of Bridgewater Select Board meet on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm
Bridgewater Resident meetings regarding the possible separation from SAU #4:
River Road Area meeting: October 16th at 6pm Town Clerk's Office 1062 River Road
(space is limited)
Whittemore Pt/Mayhew Turnpike Area meeting: October 24th at 6pm Bridgewater Town Hall 297 Mayhew Turnpike.
Bridgewater-Hebron-Groton Steering Committee - All information is now located on our website under the schools drop down on the top menu bar and then choose BHG Steering Committee.
Help Wanted - The Fire and EMS Department has openings It is a paid on-call department. Contact Don Atwood 603-744- 6047.