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Bright, Tennessee

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Welcome to Bright ...

So far, we have found very little information about Bright. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Bright to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bright, please Contact Us.

Bright would have been located within present day Hamblen County.

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

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Bright had a population of 2,735 people.<3> (see below for details).

While the community is gone, the present day location for Bright is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Bright was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Bright ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Bright - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bright. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bright. 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 Bright.

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

Communities near Bright ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Morristown   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Bright

Dyers Ferry   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Bright

Located in Grainger County

Jefferson City   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Bright

Located in Jefferson County

Oakland   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Bright

Located in Grainger County

Rogersville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Bright

Located in Hawkins County

Trent Valley   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Bright

Located in Hancock County

Bean Station   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Bright

Located in Grainger County

Beans   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Bright

Located in Grainger County

Monte Vista Estates   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Bright

White Pine   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Bright

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bright, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bright.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bright - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Bright) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bright. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2812, Longitude: -83.2382     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bright have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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