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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Bradford.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Bradford to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bradford to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Bradford to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bradford to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,536 miles [10,518.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,246 miles [11,661.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bradford ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Bradford.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Bradford. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 35 communities in the United States and Canada - with 35 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IowaMississippiRhode Island 

Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Bradford, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the West Northwest

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Bradford, Alameda County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Alameda County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Colorado

Huerfano County

Our profile page for Bradford, Huerfano County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Bradford, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the South Southeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Bradford, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Bradford, Sangamon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sangamon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stark County

Our profile page for Bradford, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Harrison County

Our profile page for Bradford, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the North

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Iowa

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Bradford, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the North Northwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for Bradford, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Riley County

Our profile page for Bradford, Riley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Riley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rooks County

Our profile page for Bradford, Rooks County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rooks County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wabaunsee County

Our profile page for Bradford, Wabaunsee County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Bracken County

Our profile page for Bradford, Bracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Bradford, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Bradford, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Midland County

Our profile page for Bradford, Midland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Midland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Otsego County

Our profile page for Bradford, Otsego County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Otsego County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Isanti County

Our profile page for Bradford, Isanti County   [Map]
Distance: About 885 miles [1,424.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Jackson County

Our profile page for Bradford, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Bradford, Lewis and Clark County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lewis and Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Bradford, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Bradford, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Miami County

Our profile page for Bradford, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the North Northeast

Scioto County

Our profile page for Bradford, Scioto County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Scioto County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Bradford   [Map]
Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

McKean County

Our profile page for Bradford, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Bradford, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Sumter County

Our profile page for Bradford, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Bradford, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the Northwest

Haywood County

Our profile page for Bradford, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Bradford, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the West

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Utah

Box Elder County

Our profile page for Bradford, Box Elder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,485 miles [2,389.9 km] to the West Northwest

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Bradford, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,458 miles [2,346.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Orange County

Our profile page for Bradford, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,052 miles [1,693 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Bradford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bradford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bradford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7520, Longitude: -86.7039     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bradford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Bradford to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.631 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.268 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.207 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bradford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bradford.



 
 
 

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