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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 Salt Lake County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Salt Lake County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Davis County

Sighting report for Summit 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:

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies just to the North.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the North (N).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,840 miles [2,961.2 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Bradford to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 105 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 72 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,004 miles [11,271.8 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 7,772 miles [12,507.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,751 miles [9,255.3 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.

Bee and Gee   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Bradford   [Map]

Bridlewalk   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Chevy Chase   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Clover Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Cottonwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Cottonwood Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Cottonwood Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Cottonwood Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Crown Colony   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Dairy Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Eddie Kay   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Emerald Isle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Ethel Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Farm Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Fawn Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Fisher Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Grant   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Green Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Holly Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Indian Wells   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Juniper   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Laura Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Millrace   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Murray   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Normandy   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Olympus View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Paradise Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Park Central   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Paul   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Pheasant Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Ridge Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Rose Garden   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Sage Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Spring Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Startup   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Stevenson Island   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Sunstone   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Twin Peaks Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Valley Center   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Village Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Vista Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Walnut Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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.

Maude Adams     (Born as Maude Kiskadden)

Actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Monday November 11, 1872 and died in Tannersville (New York) on Friday July 17, 1953 at an age of 80.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<7>

Parley Baer

Actor. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday August 5, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday November 22, 2002 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parley Baer

Bob Clotworthy

Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Newark (New Jersey) on Friday May 8, 1931 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Friday June 1, 2018 at an age of 87. He was buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clotworthy

Prentice 'Sean' Delaney

Songwriter, record producer. He was born in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday January 8, 1945 and died in Orem (Utah) on Sunday April 13, 2003 at an age of 58. He was buried at Orem City Cemetery (Utah County, Utah) [Map].

Orem [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney

Don Fullmer

Professional boxer. He was born in West Jordan (Utah) on Tueday February 21, 1939 and died in West Jordan (Utah) on Saturday January 28, 2012 at an age of 72. He was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

West Jordan [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Bradford

West Jordan [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Fullmer

Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer

Professional boxer. He was born in West Jordan (Utah) on Tueday July 21, 1931 and died in West Jordan (Utah) on Monday April 27, 2015 at an age of 83. He was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

West Jordan [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Bradford

West Jordan [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer

Dave Hrechkosy

Professional hockey. He was born in Winnipeg (Manitoba) on Thursday November 1, 1951 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday March 7, 2012 at an age of 60. He was buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Hrechkosy

Edward Hubbard

Aviation pioneer. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday January 3, 1889 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Tueday December 18, 1928 at an age of 39. He was buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Hubbard

Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz

Anthropologist. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Thursday November 5, 1931 and died in Port Angeles (Washington) on Thursday February 14, 2002 at an age of 70.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz

William Mortensen

Artist, photographer, author. He was born in Park City (Utah) on Wednesday January 27, 1897 and died in La Jolla (California) on Thursday August 12, 1965 at an age of 68. He was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].

Park City [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen

Ernest 'Ernie' Wallengren

Screenwriter. He was born in Heber City (Utah) on Monday December 15, 1952 and died in Calabasas (California) on Tueday May 27, 2003 at an age of 50. He was buried at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Heber City [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest 'Ernie' Wallengren

Danny Walton

Major League Baseball. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Monday July 14, 1947 and died in Morgan (Utah) on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at an age of 70. He was buried at Huntsville Cemetery (Weber County, Utah) [Map].

Morgan [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton

Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey

Professional golf. He was born in Chipley (Florida) on Saturday August 6, 1938 and died in Park City (Utah) on Friday August 26, 1994 at an age of 56. He was buried at Oakland Cemetery (Leon County, Florida) [Map].

Park City [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Bradford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey

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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IndianaMinnesotaPennsylvania 

Alabama

Coosa County

Our profile page for Bradford, Coosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,513 miles [2,434.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Bradford, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,458 miles [2,346.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Bradford, White County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,164 miles [1,873.3 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 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Bradford, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,872 miles [3,012.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Bradford, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,622 miles [2,610.4 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 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the East.

Indiana

Harrison County

Our profile page for Bradford, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,379 miles [2,219.3 km] to the East.

Iowa

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Bradford, Chickasaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,006 miles [1,619 km] to the East Northeast.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Bradford, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the East Northeast.

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 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the East.

Kentucky

Bracken County

Our profile page for Bradford, Bracken County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,472 miles [2,369 km] to the East.

Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Bradford, Penobscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,168 miles [3,489.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Bradford, Essex County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,087 miles [3,358.7 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 988 miles [1,590 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 2,037 miles [3,278.2 km] to the East Northeast.

New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Bradford, Steuben County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,788 miles [2,877.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Miami County

Our profile page for Bradford, Miami County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,437 miles [2,312.6 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 1,653 miles [2,660.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

McKean County

Our profile page for Bradford, McKean County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,714 miles [2,758.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Bradford, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,071 miles [3,333 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Sumter County

Our profile page for Bradford, Sumter County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,779 miles [2,863 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Bradford, Gibson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,283 miles [2,064.8 km] to the East.

Haywood County

Our profile page for Bradford, Haywood County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km] to the East.

Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Bradford, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the East Southeast.

Vermont

Orange County

Our profile page for Bradford, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,022 miles [3,254.1 km] to the East Northeast.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Salt Lake County: www.slco.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6638, Longitude: -111.8730     [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 angle) to Jerusalem is 331.901 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.449 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.764 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 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.

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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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