Bradford County

Bradford County is located in Northeast Florida bordering Alachua, Union, Baker, Clay and Putnam Counties.

Bradford County was established as New River County in 1858 from portions of Columbia and Alachua counties. It was renamed in 1861 in honor of Captain Richard Bradford, the first Florida officer killed in the Civil War. 

Bradford County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
26,088
Population - 2010
28,520
Population - 2015 Est
27,310
Land Area (sq mi)
294
Water Area (sq mi)
7
Total Area (sq mi)
300
Average Rainfall
49
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
56

Bradford County School District believes in helping students reach their full potential bradford by providing them with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in the real world. The school district has at least 3,000 students attending 12 schools in grades ranging from pre-K to 12th grade. According to state standards, 43% of students in the district are considered proficient in math and reading.

Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC) is a Florida National Guard base that serves a broad array of military branches and can train ground military units up to a brigade in size. Located in central Northeast Florida, the Florida National Guard website proudly states that “Camp Blanding aspires to be the premier domestic and combat training facility in the southeastern U.S with a focus on Unified Land Operations.”

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park was created by the Civilians Conservation Corps in the 1930's. The park contains one of the last remaining examples of an old growth stand of longleaf pines. Its marshes and lakes provide habitats to various forms of animals which make the park a great destination for wildlife viewing. Visitors can hike the Florida National Scenic Trail, or they can swim, canoe, or fish in Lake Johnson. There are picnic areas for families to enjoy the day and designated camping grounds to spend the night. 

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The Bradford County Public Library is the only library in Bradford County. It is located in Starke. It is part of the New River Public Library Cooperative, which also supports libraries in Baker County and Union County.

Bradford County has all the boating, parklife, and wildlife areas to make scheduling that nature outing a literal breeze. Youth football and cheerleading programs are also a great way for your kids to get outside. Come check out what this great Florida County has to offer.

The New River Public Library Cooperative is a cooperative of three libraries in Bradford County, Baker County, and Union County.