Bradford Town Hall
|Location in Vermont|
|Foundation :||May 3, 1770|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Orange County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||2,797 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||36.2 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||77.4 km 2 (approx. 30 mi 2 ) of
which 77.2 km 2 (approx. 30 mi 2 ) is land
|Height :||263 m|
|Postal code :||05033|
|Area code :||+1 802|
|GNIS ID :||1462046|
Bradford is in east Orange County, on the New Hampshire border . This is formed by the Connecticut River , which is the border river between Vermont and New Hampshire. The Waits River flows west-east through the town and flows into the Connecticut River. The only, smaller lake in the area of the town is the Blodgett Pond in the northeast. The highest point is the 555 m high Wrights Mountain . Bradford is located in central Vermont on a plateau of the Green Mountains , the so-called Upper Valley .
All distances are given as straight lines between the official coordinates of the places from the 2010 census.
- North: Newbury , 3.6 miles
- East: Piermont, New Hampshire , 11 mi
- Southeast: Fairlee , 2.5 mi
- Southwest: West Fairlee , 4.7 mi
- West: Corinth , 13.8 km
The mean mean temperature in Bradford is between −9.44 ° C (15 ° Fahrenheit ) in January and 18.3 ° C (65 ° Fahrenheit) in July. This means that the place is around 9 degrees cooler than the long-term average in the USA. The snowfall between mid-October and mid-May is more than two meters, about twice as high as the average snow depth in the USA. The daily sunshine duration is at the lower end of the range of values in the USA, between September and mid-December it is even significantly lower.
The settlement of Bradford began before the land was declared for settlement. John Hosmer settled near the mouth of the Waits River in 1765. More settlers followed and in 1772 the first grist mill was built. The area was initially known under the name Waitstown , or Waits River Town . It goes back to Joseph Wait, who was involved in the raid on the Indians of St. Francis in Canada in 1759 and returned with a group of other soldiers along the Connecticut River. Half starved, they shot a deer and he marked the spot by carving his name on a tree next to the river that has since been known as the Waits River.
Since the settlers could no longer count on a New Hampshire Grant due to the disputes , they hired lawyer William Smith to get a New York patent. This was granted on May 3, 1770 for the area. The town was named Mooretown . The name goes back to Henry Moore , the then incumbent governor of the province of New York . He received the grant and handed it over to the 30 settlers in the area. The town's constituent assembly took place on May 4, 1773. On October 23, 1788, the name was changed from Mooretown to Bradford .
In 1848 the White River Junction – Lennoxville railway reached the town, which had its own train station. Today the railway line is only used for freight trains. The main source of income for the town was agriculture. Mills were built on the rivers and in the mid-19th century Bradford had a foundry, machine factory, two grist mills, three sawmills, a paper mill and a brick factory. Bradford also made farm implements, wood goods and dishes.
|Census Results - Town of Bradford, Vermont|
Economy and Infrastructure
Interstate 91 leads through the town in a north-south direction from Newbury in the north to Fairlee in the south. To the east of the interstate, US Highway 5 also runs in a north-south direction. The Vermont Route 25 runs east to west from Corinth to the west of Piermont to the east. The White River Junction – Lennoxville railway had a stop in Bradford.
There is no hospital in Bradford. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire, is the nearest hospital.
Bradford is part of the Orange East Supervisory Union .
Bradford Elementary School is located in Bradford , with classes from kindergarten through sixth grade. Around 250 students attend the school.
The Oxbow High School is a secondary high school with classes from the seventh to twelfth grade in Bradford. It opened in 1971 and its catchment area includes the towns of Bradford and Newbury and five other towns in Vermont and New Hampshire. The River Bend Career and Technical Center , a regional professional technical center, is affiliated with the high school.
The Bradford Public Library was founded back in 1796. John L. Woods donated $ 15,000 in 1895 to build a new building for the library. The building, made of red bricks in Romanesque style, was inaugurated on July 4, 1895. The Woods Library Building is located on US Highway 5, South Main Street.
sons and daughters of the town
- John Putnam Chapin (1810–1864), politician and mayor of the city of Chicago
- Albert Sleeper (1862–1934), politician and governor of the state of Michigan
- Ursula B. Marvin (1921–2018), geologist, mineralogist and science historian
Personalities who have worked on site
- James Wilson (1763–1855), globe maker
- Zadock Thompson: History of Vermont, natural, civil and statistical, in three parts . Chauncey Goodrich, Burlington 1842, p. Volume III, p 25 ( limited preview in Google Book search). (for development up to 1840)
- Abby Maria Hemenway: The Vermont historical Gazetteer, Volume 2 . Burlington 1870, p. 807 ff . ( limited preview in Google Book search).
- Homepage of the municipality (English)
- Profile of the municipality on the official portal www.Vermont.gov
- Entry on VirtualVermont (English) ( Memento from May 13, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
- Bradford in the Geographic Names Information System of the United States Geological Survey , accessed 25 May 2012
- Population from the 2010 US Census in the American Factfinder
- Wrights Mountain . In: peakery.com . ( peakery.com ).
- Index of / geo. In: census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2019 .
- Bradford, Vermont (VT 05033) profiles: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news, sex offenders. In: city-data.com. www.city-data.com, accessed on March 25, 2017 (English).
- Bradford, Vermont, New England, USA. In: virtualvermont.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017 .
- The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: A Magazine, Embracing a History of Each Town, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Biographical and Military . Miss AM Hemenway, January 1, 1871 ( books.google.de ).
- History of Vermont, Natural, Civil, and Statistical . For the author, by C. Goodrich, January 1, 1842 ( books.google.de ).
- Bradford History & Geography. In: bradford-vt.us. Bradford Vermont. Retrieved March 25, 2017 (American English).
- Population 1790–2010 according to the census results
- Orange East Supervisory Union. In: oesu.org. Orange East Supervisory Union, accessed March 25, 2017 .
- Bradford Elementary School. In: beschool.org. Bradford Elementary School, accessed March 25, 2017 .
- OxbowHS | Bradford, Vermont. In: oxbowhighschool.org. Retrieved March 25, 2017 (American English).
- Bradford Public Library | 21 S. Main Street, Bradford, VT 05033 Phone: (802) 222-4536. In: bradfordvtlibrary.org. Retrieved March 25, 2017 (American English).