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Welcome to Bradford ...

The village of Bradford is located in Stark County<1>.


The location of Bradford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


The pronunciation of Bradford: BRAD-ferd<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bradford, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1853.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bradford has a population of 676 people<4> (see below for details).

Bradford is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Bradford lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Bradford: (309)

The ZIP code for Bradford: 61421<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bradford had an population of 676 people. This is a decrease of 11.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bradford had a population of 768 people (or 12.81% of the total population of Stark County). This makes Bradford the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 768 people, the population of Bradford decreased 2.41% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 787 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bradford.

Communities Also Named Bradford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Illinois communities named Bradford: This one is located in Stark County and the other is located in Sangamon County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 36 communities that are also named Bradford - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida (2), Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah (2) and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bradford.

Communities near Bradford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bradford.

  • Kewanee
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kewanee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kewanee
    • Kewanee is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,174 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kewanee <7>
  • Princeton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Chillicothe
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Galva
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Henry
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
    • Henry is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,230 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henry <7>
  • Lacon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacon
    • Lacon is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,713 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacon <7>
  • Princeville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeville
    • Princeville is located in Peoria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,663 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeville <7>
  • Wyoming
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Toulon
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toulon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toulon
    • Toulon is located in Stark County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,144 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toulon <7>
  • Wyanet
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyanet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyanet
    • Wyanet is located in Bureau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 914 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wyanet <7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bradford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bradford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bradford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bradford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bradford. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bradford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bradford ...

Looking for more information about Bradford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bradford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bradford.

Adding Bradford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bradford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bradford was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Bradford post office opened in 1853.

We also found Bradford in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bradford.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bradford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Stark County: www.stark-county.net/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Stark, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Bradford. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bradford.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bradford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Bradford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bradford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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