Bradford, Ohio

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Bradford is a village in Darke and Miami counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 1,859 at the 2000 census.

The Miami County portion of Bradford is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Darke County portion is part of the Greenville Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Railroad origins

Bradford was platted in 1865 entirely within Darke County,[3]:615 and it incorporated in 1871.[3]:616 Its population was recorded at 243 by the 1870 Census. By 1890, the community had grown to 1,338 residents, the majority of whom lived in Miami County. Its growth was due to its location on the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad.[3]:615 At Bradford, the line from Pittsburgh split into a northern branch that went to Chicago and a southern branch that went to East St. Louis. The trains took on provisions and changed crews at Bradford, and some crew members found it a convenient place to live.[4]


Bradford is located at 40°7′40″N 84°25′48″W / 40.12778°N 84.43°W / 40.12778; -84.43 (40.127905, -84.429927)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

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