Bradford

Bradford, PA
Region: Pennsylvania Wilds

Bradford started as a lumber town called Littleton, but when the oil gushed in the late 1800s, little Littleton became big Bradford, the "High-grade Oil Metropolis of the World." Bradford produced more than 630,000,000 barrels of oil from 1871 to 1967. The largest town in McKean County, Bradford showcases its industrial history at the Penn-Brad Oil Museum; oil refineries and lumber mills still operate today. But Bradford is also an educational and arts center - The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and the Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center provide culture and balance. The proximity of the Allegheny National Forest also makes the area pleasant to visit. Tourists also enjoy learning about lighters at the Zippo Visitor Center and shopping for locally made Case Cutlery. 

Places nearby within 25 miles
Displaying 0 locations See more

More adventures in Pennsylvania Wilds

Related Articles

View All Articles

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use our website, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies (and milk!) from visitPA.com. Learn more about cookie data in our Privacy Policy