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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Bradley 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 Bradley to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Beckley [Map], which is the Seat of Raleigh County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Bradley to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 236 miles [379.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,117 miles [9,844.4 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 6,828 miles [10,988.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,704 miles [7,570.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bradley ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Bradley.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Bradley. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States and Canada - with 33 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Escambia County

Our profile page for Bradley, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Bradley, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the West Southwest

California

Monterey County

Our profile page for Bradley, Monterey County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,176 miles [3,501.9 km] to the West

Florida

Polk County

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

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Georgia

Jones County

Our profile page for Bradley, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the South Southwest

Walton County

Our profile page for Bradley, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Idaho

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Bradley, Shoshone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,876 miles [3,019.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Grundy County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Bradley, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the West

Kankakee County

Our profile page for Bradley, Kankakee County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Northwest

Tazewell County

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

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Indiana

Spencer County

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

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Kansas

Chautauqua County

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

Finney County

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

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Kentucky

Magoffin County

Our profile page for Bradley, Magoffin County   [Map]
Distance: About 99 miles [159.3 km] to the West

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Bradley, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Bradley, Allegan County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the Northwest

Tuscola County

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

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Mississippi

Greene County

Our profile page for Bradley, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the Southwest

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Bradley, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the West Southwest

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Montana

Powell County

Our profile page for Bradley, Powell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,704 miles [2,742.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Scotts Bluff County

Our profile page for Bradley, Scotts Bluff County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,203 miles [1,936 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Bradley, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Bradley, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Grady County

Our profile page for Bradley, Grady County   [Map]
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Bradley   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Cambria County

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Bradley   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Bradley, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the South Southwest

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South Dakota

Clark County

Our profile page for Bradley, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Sherman County

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

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Wisconsin

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Bradley, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the Northwest

Marathon County

Our profile page for Bradley, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northwest

Milwaukee County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bradley ...

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.

Cranberry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Bradley   [Map]
Dry Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Glen Jean   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lee   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maple Fork   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Packs Branch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Piney View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Price Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Prosperity   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Stonewall (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sun   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Turkey Knob   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Bradley. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Bradley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Bradley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bradley) 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 Bradley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bradley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bradley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8654, Longitude: -81.1940     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bradley 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 Bradley 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 310.406 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.15 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.832 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 (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 Bradley 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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<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 Bradley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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