Bradford, New Hampshire


Bradford is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 1,650 at the 2010 census1 The main village of the town, where 356 people resided at the 2010 census,1 is defined as the Bradford census-designated place CDP, and is located west of the junction of New Hampshire routes 103 and 114 The town also includes the villages of Bradford Center and Melvin Mills

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Sites of interest
  • 5 Notable people
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Historyedit

Depot Square in 1913

Granted by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1765 2 to John Pierce and George Jaffrey of Portsmouth, it was settled in 1771 by Dea William Presbury and family3 Three years later other settlers arrived, several of them from Bradford, Massachusetts, after which the town was named New Bradford Later, it was called Bradfordton, but upon incorporation by the General Court on September 27, 1787, it was officially named Bradford4

Parts of the town are hilly, but the largest portion is in a valley with varied soil Streams provided water power for watermills By 1859, when Bradford's population reached 1,341, industries included one woolen mill, one sash, blind and door factory, one wheelwright shop, two sawmills, one gristmill, one tannery, and one clothing mill4 In 1850, the Concord & Claremont Railroad opened from Concord to Bradford, which would remain its terminus until the line was extended to Claremont in 1871-18725

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 360 square miles 93 km2, of which 353 sq mi 91 km2 is land and 07 sq mi 18 km2 is water, comprising 194% of the town The village of Bradford is located near the northern border of the town, at the intersection of routes 103 and 114, just north of the Warner River and adjacent to the outlet of Todd Lake The largest water body in the town is Lake Massasecum, near the town's eastern border

The highest point in Bradford is an unnamed 2,096-foot 639 m summit overlooking Ayers Pond on the town's western border Knights Hill—1,910 ft 580 m above sea level—and Rowes Hill—1,950 ft 590 m—constitute a large, hilly mass occupying the southern portion of town Bradford lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed6

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 217
1800 740 2410%
1810 1,034 397%
1820 1,318 275%
1830 1,285 −25%
1840 1,331 36%
1850 1,341 08%
1860 1,180 −120%
1870 1,081 −84%
1880 950 −121%
1890 810 −147%
1900 805 −06%
1910 695 −137%
1920 580 −165%
1930 587 12%
1940 661 126%
1950 606 −83%
1960 508 −162%
1970 679 337%
1980 1,115 642%
1990 1,405 260%
2000 1,454 35%
2010 1,650 135%
Est 2015 1,661 07%
US Decennial Census8

As of the census9 of 2000, there were 1,454 people, 559 households, and 403 families residing in the town The population density was 412 people per square mile 159/km² There were 762 housing units at an average density of 216 per square mile 83/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9725% White, 028% African American, 034% Native American, 014% Asian, 028% from other races, and 172% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 110% of the population

There were 559 households out of which 343% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 576% were married couples living together, 113% had a female householder with no husband present, and 279% were non-families 202% of all households were made up of individuals and 77% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 256 and the average family size was 296

In the town, the population was spread out with 252% under the age of 18, 72% from 18 to 24, 270% from 25 to 44, 280% from 45 to 64, and 127% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 40 years For every 100 females there were 997 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 941 males

The median income for a household in the town was $49,018, and the median income for a family was $57,083 Males had a median income of $34,803 versus $25,938 for females The per capita income for the town was $22,240 About 25% of families and 41% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22% of those under age 18 and 62% of those age 65 or over

Sites of interestedit

  • Bement Covered Bridge, built 1854

Notable peopleedit

  • Odds Bodkin, storyteller and musician
  • John Q A Brackett, 36th governor of Massachusettscitation needed
  • John Milton Hawks, abolitionist and physician
  • Mason Tappan, US Congressman and State Attorney General
  • Bainbridge Wadleigh, US senator

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ Hayward's New England Gazetteer of 1839
  3. ^ Nathaniel Bouton, Documents and Records Relating to Towns in New Hampshire; Concord, New Hampshire 1875
  4. ^ a b Austin J Coolidge & John B Mansfield, A History and Description of New England; Boston, Massachusetts 1859
  5. ^ Nashua City Station Railroad History -- The Concord & Claremont Railroad
  6. ^ Foster, Debra H; Batorfalvy, Tatianna N; Medalie, Laura 1995 Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers US Department of the Interior and US Geological Survey 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Bradford official website
  • Bradfordnhcom
  • Brown Memorial Library
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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