Brighton, Lorain County, Ohio

Brighton is an unincorporated community in Lorain County, in the U.S. state of Ohio.[1]


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.[2] A post office called Brighton was established in 1825, and remained in operation until 1904.[3] The first country store at Brighton opened in around 1839.[4]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brighton, Lorain County, Ohio
  2. Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 18.
  3. "Lorain County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  4. History of Lorain County, Ohio. Williams Brothers. 1879. p. 320.

Coordinates: 41°10′15″N 82°18′32″W / 41.17083°N 82.30889°W / 41.17083; -82.30889

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