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1890 Communities Near Brighton ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Brighton had a post office and no railroad service.

  • Alpine [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
    • Alpine [Utah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Brighton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 466 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,498 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former names for Alpine:
    • Dry Creek Settlement
    • Fort Wordsworth
    • Mountainville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpine<3>
  • Alta [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alta
    • Alta [Salt Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Brighton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 379 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alta had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Alta:
    • Central City
    • Alta has also been known as:
    • Alta City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alta<3>
  • Atkinson [Summit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
    • Atkinson [Summit County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Brighton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Atkinson had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
  • Charleston [Wasatch County]
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    • Charleston [Wasatch County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Brighton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 101 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 487 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
  • Cottonwood [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Salt Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Brighton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cottonwood had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Draper [Salt Lake County]
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    • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Brighton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 221 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 48,587 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Draper had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<3>
  • Fort Douglas [Salt Lake County]
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    • Fort Douglas [Salt Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Brighton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fort Douglas had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Fort Douglas:
    • Camp Douglas
    • Fort Douglas has also been known as:
    • Camp Kent
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Douglas
  • Heber City [Wasatch County]
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    • Heber City [Wasatch County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Brighton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,538 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,082 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Heber City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Heber City has also been known as:
    • Heber
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heber City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heber City<3>
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    • Kamas [Summit County]
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      • Kamas [Summit County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Brighton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 229 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,276 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kamas had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kamas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kamas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kamas<3>
    • Midway [Wasatch County]
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      • Midway [Wasatch County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Brighton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 627 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,280 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Midway had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midway<3>
    • Millcreek [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millcreek
      • Millcreek [Salt Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Brighton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 184 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Millcreek had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millcreek
    • Murray [Salt Lake County]
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      • Murray [Salt Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Brighton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,917 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Murray had a post office and no railroad service
      • Murray has also been known as:
      • Murray City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murray<3>
    • Park City [Summit County]
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      • Park City [Summit County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Brighton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,850 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,526 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Park City had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<3>
    • Peoa [Summit County]
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      • Peoa [Summit County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Brighton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 231 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Peoa had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peoa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoa<3>
    • Pleasant Grove [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Utah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Brighton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,926 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,258 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Grove had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Grove<3>
    • Rockport [Summit County] - Historic
      • While Rockport was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport [Summit County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Brighton
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rockport had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Rockport. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Former names for Rockport:
      • Crandall
      • Enoch City
      • Rock Fort
    • Sandy [Salt Lake County]
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      • Sandy [Salt Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Brighton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 749 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 96,380 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sandy had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy<3>
    • Snyderville [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snyderville
      • Snyderville [Summit County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Brighton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Snyderville had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snyderville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snyderville<3>
    • Sugar House [Salt Lake County] - Historic
      • While Sugar House was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar House
      • Sugar House [Salt Lake County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Brighton
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sugar House had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar House have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Union [Salt Lake County]
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      • Union [Salt Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Brighton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Union had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Wallsburg [Wasatch County]
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      • Wallsburg [Wasatch County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Brighton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 159 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wallsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Former names for Wallsburg:
      • Little Warm Valley
      • Round Valley
      • Wallsburg Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallsburg<3>
    • Wanship [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wanship
      • Wanship [Summit County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Brighton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 223 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wanship had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanship
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wanship<3>
    • West Jordan [Salt Lake County]
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      • West Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Brighton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 271 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116,480 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jordan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jordan<3>
    • Williams [Salt Lake County]
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      • Williams [Salt Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Brighton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Williams had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams
    • Woodland [Summit County]
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      • Woodland [Summit County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Brighton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodland<3>

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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 Brighton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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, 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brighton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brighton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6037, Longitude: -111.5826    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.




 

 

 


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