The Town of Bradford resides in Merrimack County in the state of New Hampshire. First granted in 1771, the town was named New Bradford, then Bradfordton, most likely because many settlers were from Bradford, Massachusetts. Settled in 1772, Bradford was incorporated in 1787, just nine days after the Constitution was adopted.

Bradford Town Charter of 1787

There is a BRAND NEW pictorial town history, “Bradford and Warner” that is available for purchase from the Bradford Historical Society, Box 551, Bradford, NH 03221. It is part of the Images of America Series put out by Arcadia Publishing. The cost is $22.00 plus $5.00 shipping. A companion map is available, as well, for $5.00. For information, call 938-5372.

Also, Early Families of Bradford, a comprehensive genealogy, is available  for $35.00 (paperback) or $60.00 (hardback).

This page will contain links to historical information about the Town of Bradford and organizations that promote and preserve our community.

This will include links and information about notable historic features of our community such as:

The Bradford Center Meeting House

Bradford Historical Society