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Welcome to Brighton ...

Brighton is located in Tift County<1>.

The location of Brighton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Brighton is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Brighton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Brighton is located in the (229) area code.

Adding Brighton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brighton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Brighton was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Brighton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Brighton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Georgia communities named Brighton: This one is located in Tift County and the other is located in Douglas County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 55 communities that are also named Brighton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado (2), Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York (4), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia (4), Ohio (6), Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Brighton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brighton.

  • Tifton [Tift County]
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    • Tifton [Tift County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,031 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tifton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tifton<5>
  • Fitzgerald [Ben Hill County]
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    • Fitzgerald [Ben Hill County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,615 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitzgerald
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fitzgerald<5>
  • Ocilla [Irwin County]
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    • Ocilla [Irwin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,722 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocilla
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocilla<5>
  • Ashburn [Turner County]
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    • Ashburn [Turner County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,653 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashburn<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Enigma [Berrien County]
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      • Enigma [Berrien County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,352 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enigma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enigma<5>
    • Omega [Tift County]
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      • Omega [Tift County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Omega<5>
    • Lenox [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
      • Lenox [Cook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 843 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenox<5>
    • Poulan [Worth County]
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      • Poulan [Worth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 770 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poulan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poulan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poulan<5>
    • Ty Ty [Tift County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ty Ty
      • Ty Ty [Tift County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 731 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ty Ty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ty Ty<5>
    • Sycamore [Turner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore
      • Sycamore [Turner County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 683 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sycamore<5>

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 Brighton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brighton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brighton. 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 Brighton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brighton. See our Newspapers Page for Brighton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brighton ...

Looking for more information about Brighton? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Brighton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Brighton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Tift County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tift County: www.tiftcounty.org/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Tift, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brighton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brighton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brighton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5027, Longitude: -83.4560       In this case, the coordinates for Brighton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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