Bradford is the "Doodle Soup Capital of the World". No one knows the exact origin of this hot, spicy, savory dish. Some say the recipe was brought to Tennessee more than 150 years ago; others say it originated here. People from the entire area, as well as all parts of the nation, come to Bradford to sample the famous soup.The Bradford Doodle Soup Days are held annually - the third weekend in September.


Bradford Water Department 731.742.3465 for water, sewer, and garbage within city limits

Electric: Weakley County Electric - 731.587.9521

Natural Gas: Gibson County Utility District - 731.855.1441

Water: City of Bradford-731.742.3465

Wastewater: City of Bradford-731.742.3465

Industrial Sites

Site 1
Bradford Industrial Park
78 acres sitting on TN 54 and US 45-E
Water, sewage, electricity and gas on site.

Site 2
Wingo Property
30 acres in town near Business 45-E
Rail is on site.

For more information on both of these sites, see the SITES & BUILDINGS. section (under Gibson County-Bradford).


Bradford has its own school system - preschool through 12th grade. For more information, see EDUCATION section.

City Government

Bradford City Hall
207 East Main Street; P.O. Box 87
Bradford, TN 38316
Phone: 731.742.3465
Fax: 731.742.2969

Town Meetings:
First Monday of each month at 6pm at Conference Room on City Hall.
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dwayne Reynolds, Mayor
Randy Graville, Alderman
Jason Adams, Alderman
Kris Hardin, Alderman
Carol Thomas, Alderman
Dustin Williams, Alderman
Michelle Kirk, Alderman