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Bradford County is a county located in the state of Florida. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 28,520. Bradford County was created on December 21, 1858 from Columbia County (originally named New River County Name until December 6, 1861). The county seat is Starke. This county is named for Richard Bradford, the first officer from Florida to die in the Civil War; he was killed during the Battle of Santa Rosa Island.
Bradford County is the home of the Florida State Prison as well as several other state correctional facilities.
Bradford county is named for Captain Richard Bradford, killed at Battle of Santa Rosa Island during Civil War, originally named New River County until December 6, 1861.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
New River County was created in 1858. It was renamed Bradford County in 1861. It was named for Captain Richard Bradford, who fought in the American Civil War and was killed in the Battle of Santa Rosa Island.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 300 square miles (777 km2), of which, 293 square miles (759 km2) of it is land and 7 square miles (18 km2) of it (2.30%) is water.
Bradford county is located close to the center of Florida. Part of
the Osceola National Forest is located in Bradford county.
Bordering counties are as follows: