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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Bradford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bradford and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Bradford and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Bradford. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Bradford.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Box Elder County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Box Elder County sighting report from eBird.

Since Bradford is near Cache County and also Weber County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cache County

Sighting report for Weber County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Bradford.

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 and extending to:

  • Brigham City [Map], which is the Seat of Box Elder County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bradford to Brigham City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,846 miles [2,970.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 73 days and walking would take 105 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,951 miles [11,186.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,720 miles [12,424.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,707 miles [9,184.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bradford ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Beaverdam   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North of Bradford   [Map]

Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Crystal Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Deweyville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Evans   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Fielding   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Greens Corner   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Honeyville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Peter   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Bradford. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Solon Hannibal Borglum

Artist. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Tueday December 22, 1868 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Tueday January 31, 1922 at an age of 53. He was buried at Silvermine Cemetery (Fairfield County, Connecticut) [Map].

Ogden [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Solon Hannibal Borglum<7>

Byron Foulger

Actor. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Sunday August 27, 1899 and died in Hollywood (California) on Saturday April 4, 1970 at an age of 70. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Ogden [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Byron Foulger

Moroni Olsen

Actor. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Thursday June 27, 1889 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday November 22, 1954 at an age of 65.

Ogden [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Moroni Olsen

Communities Also Named Bradford ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Bradford.

Within Utah, 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 Utah

Communities outside of Utah


Communities Outside of Utah

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Alabama

Coosa County

Our profile page for Bradford, Coosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,542 miles [2,481.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Bradford, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,485 miles [2,389.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Bradford, White County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,192 miles [1,918.3 km] to the East Southeast.

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Bradford, Alameda County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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 444 miles [714.5 km] to the Southeast.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Bradford, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,907 miles [3,069 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Bradford, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,655 miles [2,663.5 km] to the East Southeast.

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 1,161 miles [1,868.4 km] to the East.

Indiana

Harrison County

Our profile page for Bradford, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,392 miles [2,240.2 km] to the East.

Iowa

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Bradford, Chickasaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the East.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Bradford, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the East.

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 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the East.

Kentucky

Bracken County

Our profile page for Bradford, Bracken County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,482 miles [2,385 km] to the East.

Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Bradford, Penobscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,156 miles [3,469.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Bradford, Essex County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,081 miles [3,349 km] to the East Northeast.

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.

Minnesota

Isanti County

Our profile page for Bradford, Isanti County   [Map]

Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the East Northeast.

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.

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.

New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Bradford, Merrimack County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,030 miles [3,267 km] to the East Northeast.

New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Bradford, Steuben County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,785 miles [2,872.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Miami County

Our profile page for Bradford, Miami County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,444 miles [2,323.9 km] to the East.

Scioto County

Our profile page for Bradford, Scioto County

This community is historic.<9>

Although located in Scioto County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ontario

Our profile page for Bradford   [Map]

Distance: About 1,646 miles [2,649 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

McKean County

Our profile page for Bradford, McKean County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,713 miles [2,756.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Bradford, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,069 miles [3,329.7 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Sumter County

Our profile page for Bradford, Sumter County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Bradford, Gibson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,306 miles [2,101.8 km] to the East.

Haywood County

Our profile page for Bradford, Haywood County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km] to the East.

Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Bradford, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Vermont

Orange County

Our profile page for Bradford, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,013 miles [3,239.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Box Elder County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Box Elder County: www.boxeldercounty.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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.

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 for our own planning, 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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<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 angle) to Jerusalem is 332.20 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.885 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.847 degrees.

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<7>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: findagrave.com.

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<8>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 (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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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.

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<9>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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