Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa

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Bradford, Iowa
Unincorporated community
Bradford, Iowa is located in Iowa
Bradford, Iowa
Bradford, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°57′58″N 92°30′18″W / 42.96611°N 92.50500°W / 42.96611; -92.50500Coordinates: 42°57′58″N 92°30′18″W / 42.96611°N 92.50500°W / 42.96611; -92.50500
Country United States
State Iowa
County Chickasaw
Elevation 978 ft (298 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 641
GNIS feature ID 465990[1]

Bradford is an unincorporated community in Chickasaw County, Iowa, United States.[1]


Bradford served as the first seat of Chickasaw County, until 1857 when the seat was transferred to New Hampton.[2]

In 1857 Dr. William S. Pitts stopped in Bradford while en route to Fredericksburg, Iowa and was inspired to write the song, The Church in the Wildwood.

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  1. ^ a b "Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Fairbairn, Robert Herd (1919). History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 224. 
  3. ^ 'Annals of Iowa,' Vol. X, No. 1, 3rd Series, 1911, pg. 75