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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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 to:

  • Point Pleasant [Map], which is the Seat of Mason County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Brighton to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 269 miles [432.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,110 miles [9,833.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,826 miles [10,985.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,702 miles [7,567.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brighton ...

We have found 50 communities that share the name Brighton.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Brighton, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Greene County

Our profile page for Brighton, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the West Southwest

California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Brighton, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,106 miles [3,389.3 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Adams County

Our profile page for Brighton, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km] to the West Northwest

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Brighton, Arapahoe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Arapahoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Highlands County

Our profile page for Brighton, Highlands County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the South

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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 510 miles [820.8 km] to the South

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Illinois

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Brighton, Macoupin County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the West

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Indiana

LaGrange County

Our profile page for Brighton, LaGrange County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Washington County

Our profile page for Brighton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the West Northwest

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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.

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Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Brighton, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Brighton, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Brighton, Baltimore City   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Brighton, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Brighton, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the East Northeast

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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 273 miles [439.4 km] to the North Northwest

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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.

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Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Brighton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Polk County

Our profile page for Brighton, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the West

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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.

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New Jersey

Sussex County

Our profile page for Brighton, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Brighton, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the North 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 378 miles [608.3 km] to the Northeast

Otsego County

Our profile page for Brighton, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Brighton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,492 miles [2,401.1 km] to the Northeast

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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.

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Brighton   [Map]
Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Brighton, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the Northwest

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Brighton, Cuyahoga County
This community is historic.<8>
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 164 miles [263.9 km] to the North

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Brighton, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the North

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.

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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.

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Oregon

Tillamook County

Our profile page for Brighton, Tillamook County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,167 miles [3,487.4 km] to the West Northwest

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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.

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Brighton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Hampton County

Our profile page for Brighton, Hampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Brighton, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the Southwest

Tipton County

Our profile page for Brighton, Tipton County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Brighton, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,567 miles [2,521.8 km] to the West Northwest

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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.

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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.

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Brighton, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,088 miles [3,360.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Kenosha County

Our profile page for Brighton, Kenosha County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the Northwest

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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.

Ash   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Brighton   [Map]
Chestnut   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Couch   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Fivemile   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flatrock   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Leon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Locust Lane (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mapleshade (OH)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Point Pleasant   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pondlick   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Brighton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brighton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brighton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7998, Longitude: -82.0404     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brighton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 310.902 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.854 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.896 degrees.

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<7>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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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<8>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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