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Scenic Country Community & Business Gateway to
the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region

Situated between mountains and lakes,
Bradford is conveniently located at the intersection of Route 103 and scenic Route 114. Our many beaches and proximity to three state parks and ski areas make Bradford a year-round vacation community. Several local inns and bed & breakfast establishments accommodate visitors in true country style.

Dodge Farm - Picture courtesy of Sonny Harris

Settled in 1772, Bradford was incorporated just nine days after the Constitution was adopted in 1787.
Today Bradford’s history and charm combine to offer guests a warm and entertaining visit.

Geraldine Adams and Alan Adams about 1914.  
Picture courtesy of Sonny Harris

Turn back the clocks as you enter Historic Bradford Center, the old center of town. Visit the Bradford Historical Society for background to enrich your visit to this picturesque area. Here you may learn about our past and see for yourself how it is being preserved today.

The new Bradford genealogy is available in soft cover,
Genealogies for sale, Softcover $35.00, hardcover $50.00 plus $6.50 p/h
Over 140 albums of pictures, collections, research information.  Open most Saturdays 1:30- 3:00, call 938-5386 for other appointment times.



Charles Morse cider mill late 1800's on the corner of Center Rd and Jones Road
Picture courtesy of Sonny Harris

Bement Covered Bridge, spanning the west branch of the Warner River, was built in 1854 at a cost of $500! Today it remains an attraction for passers by. Its location at Center Road just off Route 103 makes it visible and accessible from the highway. Walk, bike or drive through and experience a disappearing piece of New England history.

Fred Bartlett, Earl Rowe, Orin Gibson, Harry Cheney, Harold Peaslee, Charles Cheney
and Ray Caldwell March 1920.  
Picture courtesy of Sonny Harris

Fourteen of New Hampshire’s tallest white pines are still growing in Bradford. These towering beauties exemplify the virgin forest that once covered most of Southern New Hampshire. Tall Pines Scenic Area is near the junction of Route 103 and Main Street. Park at the rest area and stroll the ¼-mile trail.


Bradford Historical Society
P.O. Box 551
Bradford, NH 03221

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