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Bradley Junction, Florida
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Florida
County Polk
Area
 • Total 2.151 sq mi (5.57 km2)
 • Land 2.108 sq mi (5.46 km2)
 • Water 0.043 sq mi (0.11 km2)
Elevation 138 ft (42 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 686
 • Density 318.92/sq mi (123.14/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 33835
Area code(s) 863

Bradley Junction (also known as Bradley) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in southwestern Polk County, Florida, United States. Its population was 686 as of the 2010 census. Bradley Junction was named after phosphate mining company executive Peter B. Bradley, who created the Charlotte Harbor & Northern Railway in July 1905. In the mid 1990s, the Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum moved the railroad station from Bradley Junction to Parrish. The depot was then consumed by a fire soon after the move.

Geography

Bradley Junction is located at 27.795 degrees north, 81.98056 degrees west (27.795, -81.98056). The elevation for the community is 135 feet above sea level.


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