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Bradford, Iowa
Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa is located in Iowa
Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa
Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa
Location in Iowa
Country United States
State Iowa
County Chickasaw
978 ft (298 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip Codes
Area code(s) 641
GNIS feature ID 465990

Bradford is an unincorporated community in Chickasaw County, Iowa, United States.

Originally founded as a Native American trading post, Bradford grew into the county seat of Chickasaw County, before losing its courthouse, post office, and most of its residents. Bradford remains the site of a history museum and the Little Brown Church, the inspiration for the 1857 song, "The Church in the Wildwood".


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.

Notable person

  • Levi M. Hubbell, businessman and politician
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