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Brilliant, Alabama

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Welcome to Brilliant ...

The town of Brilliant is located in Marion County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Brilliant has a population of 884 people<1> (see below for details).

Brilliant is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Brilliant lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Brilliant: (205)

The ZIP code for Brilliant: 35548<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brilliant had a population of 900 people. This makes Brilliant the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Brilliant represents 0.02% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 266th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 900 people, the population of Brilliant increased 18.11% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 762 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Brilliant had an population of 884 people. This is a decrease of 1.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.01% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Brilliant.

Communities near Brilliant ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Brilliant and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2015
Bear Creek   [Map]   1,047   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Carbon Hill   [Map]   1,975   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Glen Allen   [Map]   498   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Guin   [Map]   2,322   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hackleburg   [Map]   1,486   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,088   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Brilliant.

Communities Also Named Brilliant ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Brilliant - they are located in British Columbia, New Mexico, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brilliant.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brilliant. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brilliant. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brilliant.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Brilliant:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brilliant ...

Looking for more information about Brilliant? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Brilliant, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Brilliant.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Brilliant. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brilliant.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brilliant - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Brilliant). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brilliant or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Brilliant. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brilliant) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brilliant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0214, Longitude: -87.7600     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brilliant have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brilliant.


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