Location of Bradfordsville, Kentucky
|Incorporated January 30, 1836||1836|
|Named for||a local miller|
|• Total||0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)|
|• Land||0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||699 ft (213 m)|
|• Density||1,068.3/sq mi (412.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0487792|
The community at the site was first known as Centerville from its supposed location at the center of the state. (Having since gained the Jackson Purchase, the present geographic center of the state remains nearby at Cowherd Road and McCarty Lane on Ky. 429 northwest of Lebanon.) The settlement was renamed Bradford's Mill after Peter Bradford's combined saw- and gristmill at the site; this became "Bradfordsville" after the establishment of a post office in 1834.
As of the census of 2000, there were 304 people, 133 households, and 75 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,068.3 people per square mile (419.2/km²). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 527.1 per square mile (206.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.04% White, 1.32% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.
There were 133 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.1% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 83.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $16,125, and the median income for a family was $21,250. Males had a median income of $22,917 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,222. About 22.1% of families and 26.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.9% of those sixty five or over.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bradfordsville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. 
- Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Bradfordsville, Kentucky". Accessed 26 Aug 2013.
- University of Kentucky. Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer. "Geographic Center of Kentucky". Accessed 5 October 2013.
- Rennick, Robert. Kentucky Place Names, p. 34. University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1987. Accessed 1 Aug 2013.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Climate Summary for Bradfordsville, Kentucky
notable people from Bradfordsville
Uriah Rose, born in Bradfordsville became envoy to President Teddy Roosevelt, he served at the Hague. His statue is in Stuatary Hall in the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Uriah later began a law practice in Little Rock Arkansas. This was the law firm that Hillary Clinton Worked with before Bill Clinton was elected President.
Bradfordsville was the 2nd post office in the state of Kentucky to have a rural delivery system for the adjoining area.
William Newcomb, from Bradfordsville, was the inventor of the purcolator coffee maker which was patented and of tri-fold windows.
Walter Edwin Overstreet who worked for General Electric and NASA helped to develop the tracking system for satellites.