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Welcome to Brighton ...

Brighton is located in Suffolk County<1>.

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

Brighton was settled in 1630.

Brighton is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Brighton: (617) & (857)<4>

The ZIP code for Brighton: 02135<5>

Communities Also Named Brighton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Brighton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (2), 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.

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the northeast of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerville
    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
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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.

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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Brighton on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Suffolk, 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>Area code (857) is an overlay for area code (617).
<5>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 community (such as Brighton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brighton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brighton) 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 Brighton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BrightonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brighton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3501, Longitude: -71.1564       In this case, the coordinates for Brighton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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