About the City of Bridgeton

The City of Bridgeton is comprised of 25,349 people living within 6.2 square miles.  The City has the largest historic district in New Jersey.  The city is located extreme southern New Jersey along the Cohansey River, a tidal tributary.  The city has a large zoo, park and recreation area.  Bridgeton also has a diverse population and is rich in culture.  The city is rich in history, dating back to 1868.   A large downtown area is present with many turn of the century  structures.  In addition to the many large Victorian homes that the city is famous for, new residential developments have been built in recent years.   A high-rise, the largest state prison in New Jersey, a state office building, social security office, county courthouse and numerous other government building and business offices adorn the city, which is the county seat.