Bradford is an unincorporated community in Chickasaw County, Iowa, United States.
Bradford served as the first seat of Chickasaw County, until 1857 when the seat was transferred to New Hampton.
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.
- ^ a b "Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- ^ Fairbairn, Robert Herd (1919). History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 224.
- ^ 'Annals of Iowa,' Vol. X, No. 1, 3rd Series, 1911, pg. 75