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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Brighton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brighton and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Brighton:
    • 31.502686, -83.455996
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Brighton
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Brighton ...

We have found 50 communities that share the name Brighton.

There is one other community in Georgia which is also named Brighton.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another 49 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 49 communities, 46 are located in the United States and nine are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Georgia ...
    • Douglas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Brighton [Douglas County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Brighton is located in Jefferson County and lies 243 miles [391.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Brighton.
    • Arkansas
      • Greene County
      • This Brighton is located in Greene County and lies 505 miles [812.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Brighton.
    • California
      • Sacramento County
      • This Brighton is located in Sacramento County and lies 2,184 miles [3,514.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sacramento County community of Brighton.
    • Colorado
      • Adams County
      • This Brighton is located in Adams County and lies 1,327 miles [2,135.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Brighton.
      • Arapahoe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Brighton [Arapahoe County].
    • Florida
      • Highlands County
      • This Brighton is located in Highlands County and lies 327 miles [526.3 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Highlands County community of Brighton.
    • Illinois
      • Macoupin County
      • This Brighton is located in Macoupin County and lies 642 miles [1,033.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macoupin County community of Brighton.
    • Indiana
      • LaGrange County
      • This Brighton is located in LaGrange County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km]<2> to the north of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the LaGrange County community of Brighton.
    • Iowa
      • Washington County
      • This Brighton is located in Washington County and lies 813 miles [1,308.4 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Brighton.
    • Kansas
      • Kingman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Brighton [Kingman County].
    • Kentucky
      • Fayette County
      • This Brighton is located in Fayette County and lies 452 miles [727.4 km]<2> to the north of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Brighton.
    • Maine
      • Somerset County
      • This Brighton is located in Somerset County and lies 1,192 miles [1,918.3 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Brighton.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore City
      • This Brighton is located in Baltimore City and lies 661 miles [1,063.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore City community of Brighton.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Brighton is located in Montgomery County and lies 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the north northeast of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Brighton.
    • Massachusetts
      • Suffolk County
      • This Brighton is located in Suffolk County and lies 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Brighton.
    • Michigan
      • Kalamazoo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Brighton [Kalamazoo County].
      • Livingston County
      • This Brighton is located in Livingston County and lies 761 miles [1,224.7 km]<2> to the north of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Brighton.
    • Minnesota
      • Nicollet County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Brighton [Nicollet County].
    • Mississippi
      • Washington County
      • This Brighton is located in Washington County and lies 460 miles [740.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Brighton.
    • Missouri
      • Polk County
      • This Brighton is located in Polk County and lies 696 miles [1,120.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Brighton.
    • Montana
      • Chouteau County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Brighton [Chouteau County].
    • New Jersey
      • Sussex County
      • This Brighton is located in Sussex County and lies 813 miles [1,308.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Brighton.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Brighton is located in Erie County and lies 832 miles [1,339 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Brighton.
      • Kings County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Brighton [Kings County].
      • Monroe County
      • This Brighton is located in Monroe County and lies 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the north northeast of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Brighton.
      • Otsego County
      • This Brighton is located in Otsego County and lies 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the north northeast of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Brighton.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Brighton lies 1,900 miles [3,057.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
    • North Carolina
      • Mitchell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Brighton [Mitchell County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Brighton lies 1,309 miles [2,106.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
    • Ohio
      • Clark County
      • This Brighton is located in Clark County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<2> to the north of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Brighton.
      • Cuyahoga County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Cuyahoga County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cuyahoga County community of Brighton.
      • Hamilton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Brighton [Hamilton County].
      • Lorain County
      • This Brighton is located in Lorain County and lies 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the north of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lorain County community of Brighton.
      • Muskingum County
      • This Brighton is located in Muskingum County and lies 587 miles [944.7 km] to the north of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskingum County community of Brighton.
      • Wood County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Brighton [Wood County].
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Brighton.
    • Oregon
      • Tillamook County
      • This Brighton is located in Tillamook County and lies 2,361 miles [3,799.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tillamook County community of Brighton.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Beaver County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Brighton [Beaver County].
      • Delaware County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Brighton [Delaware County].
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Brighton lies 1,483 miles [2,386.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
    • South Carolina
      • Hampton County
      • This Brighton is located in Hampton County and lies 148 miles [238.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampton County community of Brighton.
    • Tennessee
      • Lincoln County
      • This Brighton is located in Lincoln County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Brighton.
      • Tipton County
      • This Brighton is located in Tipton County and lies 453 miles [729 km] to the northwest of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tipton County community of Brighton.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Brighton is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Brighton.
    • Vermont
      • Essex County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Essex County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Brighton.
    • Virginia
      • Northampton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Brighton [Northampton County].
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Brighton is located in King County and lies 2,312 miles [3,720.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Brighton.
    • West Virginia
      • Mason County
      • This Brighton is located in Mason County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km]<2> to the north of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Brighton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Kenosha County
      • This Brighton is located in Kenosha County and lies 809 miles [1,302 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Brighton that is located in Tift County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kenosha County community of Brighton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brighton ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Eldorado [Tift County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldorado
    • Eldorado [Tift County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Brighton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldorado have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldorado
  • Enigma [Berrien County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enigma
    • Enigma [Berrien County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> 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>
  • Ferry Lake [Tift County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Lake
    • Ferry Lake [Tift County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Brighton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferry Lake
  • Hoganville [Tift County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoganville
    • Hoganville [Tift County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Brighton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoganville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Irwinville [Irwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwinville
      • Irwinville [Irwin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Brighton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwinville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwinville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irwinville<5>
    • Kelltown [Tift County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelltown
      • Kelltown [Tift County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Brighton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelltown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelltown
    • Mystic [Irwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mystic
      • Mystic [Irwin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Brighton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mystic have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mystic<5>
    • Pebblebrook [Tift County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pebblebrook
      • Pebblebrook [Tift County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Brighton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pebblebrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pebblebrook
    • Riverbend [Irwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbend
      • Riverbend [Irwin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Brighton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverbend have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbend
    • Sunsweet [Tift County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunsweet
      • Sunsweet [Tift County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Brighton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunsweet have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunsweet
    • Ty Ty [Tift County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ty Ty
      • Ty Ty [Tift County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> 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>
    • Unionville [Tift County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Tift County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Brighton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Brighton. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Joseph 'Joe' Cooper     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Winnipeg (Manitoba) on Monday December 14, 1914 and died in Tifton (Georgia) on Friday March 30, 1979 at the age of 64. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Manitoba).
      • Tifton is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Brighton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph 'Joe' Cooper<6>

How Far From Brighton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Brighton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Brighton and extending to:

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    • Tifton, which is the Seat of Tift County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 164 miles [263.9 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Brighton to Atlanta, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,502 miles [10,464 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,192 miles [11,574.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Brighton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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).
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Brighton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.608 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.619 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.463 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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