Bradford in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Bradford began in 1852 as a construction camp of the Columbus, Piqua, and Indiana Railroad. When the Richmond and Covington Railroad made a junction here in 1864, the village grew with the railroad yard. There were 60 miles of track, a 50-stall roundhouse and jobs for 2000 men. Community life in Bradford centered at the Railroad YMCA.
Erected 1975 by Citizens of Bradford and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-19.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 7.857′ N, 84° 25.843′ W. Marker is in Bradford, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is at the intersection of Miami Avenue (Ohio Route 721) and School Street, on the right when traveling north on Miami Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in Y-Yard Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bradford OH 45308, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bradford Fire of 1920 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsylvania Railroad "BF" Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michael Ingle (approx. 4 miles away); Covington Civil War Monument Covington American Legion Monument (approx. 4 miles away); Covington Veterans Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Covington WWI Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); USAF Pararescue Memorial Parkway (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bradford.
More about this marker. The marker has been relocated to Bradford Y-Yard Park, which is in the Miami County section of Bradford (the marker numbering represents Darke County, which is west across Miami Avenue), although the park is part of the Darke County Parks system.
Also see . . .
1. History of Bradford. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bradford Railroad Museum. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Bradford. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.