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Brighton, Macoupin, Illinois, USA
Brighton is a small community that dates back to the early 19th century, when settlers began the transformation of the Illinois prairie into productive farmland. The village was named after Brighton, Massachusetts
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A post office was opened in Brighton in 1837
1854 - Brighton
Brighton, a post-village of Macoupin county, Illinois, on the Chicago and Mississippi railroad, 60 miles S. W. from Springfield.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1869 - Brighton is incorporated
1895 - Brighton
Brighton, a post-village of Macoupin co, Ill., on 2 railroads, 11 miles N. of Alton. It has a bank, 7 churches, a graded school, a flour-mill, and manufactures of farming implements. One weekly newspaper is published here. Pop. about 900.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Brighton, a banking post-village of Jersey and Macoupin cos., Ill., on the Chicago and Alton and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Rs., 11 miles N. of Alton. There are coal-mines in the vicinity. Pop. in 1900, 660.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
2023 - If you're planning a visit to Brighton, here are some places to go and things to do to make the most of your trip:
Brighton Water Tower: Start your visit with a unique piece of local history—the Brighton Water Tower. This iconic structure has been part of the town's skyline for years and serves as a symbol of the community's identity.
Eckert's Boyd Orchard: If you visit in the fall, make sure to stop by Eckert's Boyd Orchard. It's a fantastic place for apple picking, enjoying hayrides, and getting into the spirit of the season. They also have a country store where you can purchase fresh produce and other local goodies.
Brighton Memorial Park: A small but lovely park in the heart of town, Brighton Memorial Park is a great spot for a picnic or a leisurely stroll. It's also home to the annual Brighton Festival in May, featuring food, crafts, and live entertainment.
Historic Main Street: Take a walk down Brighton's Historic Main Street. You'll find a mix of charming old buildings, unique shops, and friendly locals. It's a great place to soak up the town's atmosphere.
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George Weld HILLIARD (1 November 1840, Brighton, Illinois, USA - 7 July 1928, Brighton, Illinois, USA)
Celia Adelaide CHASE (24 December 1844, Brighton, Illinois, USA - 21 April 1939, Brighton, Illinois, USA)
Mary E. ATHERTON (1851, Brighton, Illinois, USA - 16 October 1870, Medford, Massachusetts, USA)
Stella Chase HILLIARD (11 May 1867, Brighton, Illinois, USA - 29 December 1919, Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Niona Rose HILLIARD (31 August 1875, Brighton, Illinois, USA - 2 September 1878, Brighton, Illinois, USA)
Norman Rae HILLIARD (31 August 1875, Brighton, Illinois, USA - 14 July 1876, Brighton, Illinois, USA)
Frank Wyman HILLIARD (3 October 1880, Brighton, Illinois, USA - 13 October 1967, St Louis, Missouri, USA)
Fannie Leah HILLIARD (3 October 1880, Brighton, Illinois, USA - April 1973, St Louis, Missouri, USA)
Arthur William AMASS (8 September 1880, Brighton, Illinois, USA - 1945, , Illinois, USA)
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