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Welcome to Sunbright ...

The city of Sunbright is located in Morgan County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Sunbright, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sunbright has a population of 507 people<2> (see below for details).

Sunbright is 1,410 feet [430 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Sunbright (for example, toward Grimsley), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The telephone area code for Sunbright: (423)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sunbright had an population of 507 people. This is a decrease of 8.15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sunbright had a population of 552 people. This makes Sunbright the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 552 people, the population of Sunbright decreased 4.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 577 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sunbright.

Communities Also Named Sunbright ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Sunbright - it's located in Virginia.

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

Communities near Sunbright ...

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

  • Gernt
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gernt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gernt
    • Gernt is located in Fentress County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 39,267 people
  • Armathwaite
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Armathwaite have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armathwaite
    • Armathwaite is located in Fentress County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 11,634 people
  • Rogers
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers
    • Rogers is located in Cumberland County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 4,406 people
  • Oneida
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Jamestown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Huntsville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Grimsley
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Wartburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Helenwood
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Allardt
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allardt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allardt
    • Allardt is located in Fentress County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 639 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allardt <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 Sunbright. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sunbright.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sunbright ...

Looking for more information about Sunbright? 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 Sunbright, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sunbright.

Adding Sunbright to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sunbright 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 Sunbright was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Sunbright post office opened in 1880.

We also found Sunbright on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Tennessee (1888).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sunbright.

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

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Morgan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sunbright.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sunbright - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 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>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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