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Welcome to Brilliant ...
The location of Brilliant has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Brilliant, you might consider that their post office opened in 1899.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Brilliant has a population of 870 people<3> (see below for details).
Brilliant is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Brilliant lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Brilliant: (205) and (659)<5>
The ZIP code for Brilliant: 35548<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brilliant had an population of 870 people. This is a decrease of 3.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.17% since the 2000 Census).
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 total 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 (with a count of 762 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Brilliant.
Communities Also Named Brilliant ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
Communities near Brilliant ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brilliant.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brilliant. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brilliant.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brilliant.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brilliant. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Brilliant, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brilliant.
Adding Brilliant to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Brilliant in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Brilliant was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>
We also found Brilliant on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Brilliant.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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