Brighton, Lorain County, Ohio
Some say the community was so named on account of it being a "bright spot", while others believe the name is a transfer from Brighton, New York, the native home of a share of the first settlers. A post office called Brighton was established in 1825, and remained in operation until 1904. The first country store at Brighton opened in around 1839.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brighton, Lorain County, Ohio
- Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 18.
- "Lorain County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
- History of Lorain County, Ohio. Williams Brothers. 1879. p. 320.