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1890 Communities Near Brighton ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Brighton in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Brighton.

Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brighton
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brighton
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Brighton
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brighton
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brighton
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brighton
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brighton
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brighton
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brighton
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Brighton
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brighton
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brighton
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brighton
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brighton
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brighton
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Brighton
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brighton
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pratt Mines   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brighton
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brighton
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Brighton
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brighton
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brighton
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Brighton
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brighton
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brighton
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service

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Unfortunately, we don't know of an official website for Brighton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Brighton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Brighton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brighton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brighton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brighton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brighton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4392, Longitude: -86.9454     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brighton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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