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Bradford, Utah
(Box Elder County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Bradford ...

Although we found mention of Bradford during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Bradford was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Bradford (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Bradford. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Bradford is located in Box Elder County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Box Elder County: Cassia (ID), Oneida (ID), Elko (NV), Cache, Tooele & Weber.

Below are the counties that are near Bradford. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Bradford:

Box Elder     (The home county for Bradford)
  Bear River City   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<2>
  Cropley   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Evans   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Honeyville   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Elwood   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Crystal Springs   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Madsen   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Crossroads   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Tremonton   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Deweyville   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Corinne   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Garland   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bothwell   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mendon   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Wellsville   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Peter   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ballard Junction   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hyrum   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Nibley   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Benson   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cache Junction   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cache   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Millville   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Paradise   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Logan   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Newton   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Clint Village   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Al Vi Village   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Arsenal   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sunset   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  South Weber   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Point   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clearfield   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sahara Village   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Syracuse   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Anchorage   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Farr West   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Plain City   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Pioneer Village   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Warren   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  North Ogden   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marriott-Slaterville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ron Clare Village   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  West Weber   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wolf Creek Village   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Century Village   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Eden Village   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Franklin (ID)
  Weston (ID)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Franklin (ID)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dayton (ID)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Preston (ID)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clifton (ID)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oneida (ID)
  Cherry Creek (ID)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Malad City (ID)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stone (ID)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Bradford, see our County-by-County Page for Bradford.

Newspapers Published in Bradford ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bradford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bradford, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bradford.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Bradford:

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Utah to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Box Elder County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cache County:     Cyndi's



Davis County:     Cyndi's



Weber County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County (ID):     Cyndi's



Oneida County (ID):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Utah,
Cemeteries of Box Elder County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Utah   Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Utah, for Box Elder County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Utah
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Bradford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bradford.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Bradford covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Bear River Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Honeyville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Elwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Riverview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Call's Fort Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Corinne Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Deweyville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Salt Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Garland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Penrose Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Mendon City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N East Garland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Valleyview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Riverside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

While we didn't find Bradford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bradford.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Bradford, with the one closest to Bradford listed first.

Bear River City   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Bradford
 - 1895 population of 321 people (with 887 people in 2018)
 - Bear River City had a post office and no railroad service
Honeyville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Bradford
 - 1895 population of 88 people (with 1,582 people in 2018)
 - Honeyville had a post office and railroad service
Corinne   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bradford
 - 1895 population of 297 people (with 739 people in 2018)
 - Corinne had a post office and railroad service
Deweyville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bradford
 - 1895 population of 29 people (with 356 people in 2018)
 - Deweyville had a post office and no railroad service
Mendon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bradford
 - 1895 population of 179 people (with 1,414 people in 2018)
 - Mendon had a post office and railroad service
Brigham City   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bradford
 - Brigham City had railroad service and no post office
Wellsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Bradford
 - 1895 population of 375 people (with 3,849 people in 2018)
 - Wellsville had a post office and no railroad service
Collinston   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bradford
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Collinston had a post office and railroad service
Connor - Historic   [Map]
 - While Connor was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Bradford
 - Connor had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Bradford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bradford in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Box Elder County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Box Elder County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Bradford and then turned east". While Bradford could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Bradford as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bradford could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are two Utah communities named Bradford: This one is located in Box Elder County and the other is located in Salt Lake County. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bradford.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bradford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bradford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bradford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bradford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6324, Longitude: -112.1399     [Map].

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<4>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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