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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Brighton.

This page contains eight sections:

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 ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Brighton and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Brighton. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Brighton.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Salt Lake County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Salt Lake County sighting report from eBird.

Since Brighton is near Summit County and also Wasatch County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Summit County

Sighting report for Wasatch County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Brighton.

How Far From Brighton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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<1> beginning in Brighton and extending to:

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Brighton to Salt Lake City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW). The buggy would take 6 hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,825 miles [2,937.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 104 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,000 miles [11,265.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,768 miles [12,501.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,745 miles [9,245.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Burnt Flat   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Brighton   [Map]

Forest Glen   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Lady of the Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Park City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pine Lodge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pine Tree   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Silver Fork   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Snowbird Lodge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Solitude   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

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.

Maude Adams     (Born as Maude Kiskadden)

Actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Monday November 11, 1872 and died in Tannersville (New York) on Friday July 17, 1953 at an age of 80.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Brighton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<7>

Parley Baer

Actor. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday August 5, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday November 22, 2002 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Brighton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parley Baer

Bob Clotworthy

Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Newark (New Jersey) on Friday May 8, 1931 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Friday June 1, 2018 at an age of 87. He was buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Brighton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clotworthy

Prentice 'Sean' Delaney

Songwriter, record producer. He was born in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday January 8, 1945 and died in Orem (Utah) on Sunday April 13, 2003 at an age of 58. He was buried at Orem City Cemetery (Utah County, Utah) [Map].

Orem [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Brighton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney

Don Fullmer

Professional boxer. He was born in West Jordan (Utah) on Tueday February 21, 1939 and died in West Jordan (Utah) on Saturday January 28, 2012 at an age of 72. He was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

West Jordan [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Brighton

West Jordan [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Brighton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Fullmer

Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer

Professional boxer. He was born in West Jordan (Utah) on Tueday July 21, 1931 and died in West Jordan (Utah) on Monday April 27, 2015 at an age of 83. He was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

West Jordan [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Brighton

West Jordan [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Brighton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer

Dave Hrechkosy

Professional hockey. He was born in Winnipeg (Manitoba) on Thursday November 1, 1951 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday March 7, 2012 at an age of 60. He was buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Brighton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Hrechkosy

Edward Hubbard

Aviation pioneer. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday January 3, 1889 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Tueday December 18, 1928 at an age of 39. He was buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Brighton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Hubbard

Ken Hubbs

Major League Baseball. He was born in Riverside (California) on Tueday December 23, 1941 and died in Provo (Utah) on Thursday February 13, 1964 at an age of 22. He was buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California) [Map].

Provo [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Brighton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Hubbs

Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz

Anthropologist. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Thursday November 5, 1931 and died in Port Angeles (Washington) on Thursday February 14, 2002 at an age of 70.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Brighton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz

William Mortensen

Artist, photographer, author. He was born in Park City (Utah) on Wednesday January 27, 1897 and died in La Jolla (California) on Thursday August 12, 1965 at an age of 68. He was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].

Park City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Brighton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen

Ernest 'Ernie' Wallengren

Screenwriter. He was born in Heber City (Utah) on Monday December 15, 1952 and died in Calabasas (California) on Tueday May 27, 2003 at an age of 50. He was buried at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Heber City [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Brighton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest 'Ernie' Wallengren

Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey

Professional golf. He was born in Chipley (Florida) on Saturday August 6, 1938 and died in Park City (Utah) on Friday August 26, 1994 at an age of 56. He was buried at Oakland Cemetery (Leon County, Florida) [Map].

Park City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Brighton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey

Communities Also Named Brighton ...

We have found 50 communities that share the name Brighton.

While the name Brighton is unique within Utah, we know of another 50 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Brighton, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Arkansas

Greene County

Our profile page for Brighton, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,188 miles [1,911.9 km] to the East.

California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Brighton, Sacramento County   [Map]

Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the West.

Colorado

Adams County

Our profile page for Brighton, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the East.

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Brighton, Arapahoe County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Arapahoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Highlands County

Our profile page for Brighton, Highlands County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,962 miles [3,157.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Douglas County

Our profile page for Brighton, Douglas County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tift County

Our profile page for Brighton, Tift County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Brighton, Macoupin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,139 miles [1,833 km] to the East.

Indiana

LaGrange County

Our profile page for Brighton, LaGrange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,362 miles [2,191.9 km] to the East.

Iowa

Washington County

Our profile page for Brighton, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the East.

Kansas

Kingman County

Our profile page for Brighton, Kingman County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kingman County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Brighton, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,456 miles [2,343.2 km] to the East.

Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Brighton, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,119 miles [3,410.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Maryland

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Brighton, Baltimore City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,835 miles [2,953.1 km] to the East.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Brighton, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,821 miles [2,930.6 km] to the East.

Massachusetts

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Brighton, Suffolk County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,075 miles [3,339.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Brighton, Kalamazoo County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kalamazoo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Livingston County

Our profile page for Brighton, Livingston County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,435 miles [2,309.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Minnesota

Nicollet County

Our profile page for Brighton, Nicollet County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Nicollet County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Brighton, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,232 miles [1,982.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Missouri

Polk County

Our profile page for Brighton, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the East.

Montana

Chouteau County

Our profile page for Brighton, Chouteau County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Chouteau County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New Jersey

Sussex County

Our profile page for Brighton, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,910 miles [3,073.8 km] to the East Northeast.

New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Brighton, Erie County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Kings County

Our profile page for Brighton, Kings County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kings County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Brighton, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,745 miles [2,808.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Otsego County

Our profile page for Brighton, Otsego County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,875 miles [3,017.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Brighton   [Map]

Distance: About 2,730 miles [4,393.5 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Brighton, Mitchell County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Mitchell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Brighton   [Map]

Distance: About 2,310 miles [3,717.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Brighton, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,470 miles [2,365.7 km] to the East.

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Brighton, Cuyahoga County

This community is historic.<9>

Although located in Cuyahoga County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Brighton, Hamilton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lorain County

Our profile page for Brighton, Lorain County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,521 miles [2,447.8 km] to the East.

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Brighton, Muskingum County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,551 miles [2,496.1 km] to the East.

Wood County

Our profile page for Brighton, Wood County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Wood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ontario

Our profile page for Brighton

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Oregon

Tillamook County

Our profile page for Brighton, Tillamook County   [Map]

Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Beaver County

Our profile page for Brighton, Beaver County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Beaver County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Delaware County

Our profile page for Brighton, Delaware County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Delaware County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Brighton   [Map]

Distance: About 2,421 miles [3,896.2 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Hampton County

Our profile page for Brighton, Hampton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,758 miles [2,829.2 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Brighton, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,417 miles [2,280.4 km] to the East.

Tipton County

Our profile page for Brighton, Tipton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,235 miles [1,987.5 km] to the East.

Vermont

Essex County

Our profile page for Brighton, Essex County

This community is historic.

Although located in Essex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Virginia

Northampton County

Our profile page for Brighton, Northampton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Northampton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Brighton, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Mason County

Our profile page for Brighton, Mason County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,567 miles [2,521.8 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Kenosha County

Our profile page for Brighton, Kenosha County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,216 miles [1,957 km] to the East Northeast.

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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 Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.667 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.168 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.60 degrees.

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<7>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.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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.

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<9>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.

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