Brighton Township, Macoupin County IL







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Brighton Township
Macoupin County, Illinois
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Towns in Brighton Township
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The population for Brighton Township in 1870 was 1,794.

The towns in Brighton Township are:

Brighton Information
Lat 390223N Long 0900826W

Brighton is located in Sections 18 and 19 of Brighton Township.

Illinois Place Names:
BRIGHTON (Macoupin/Jersey). PO est. (in Macoupin Co.) 11 Mar 1837; active; RFD serves Miles. Inc-v-2/23/1859. CB&Q/GM&O. Includes Bristol. Pop. (1960) 1248. was established 11 Mar 1837.


Brighton's population in 1980 was 2,364 and in 1990 the population was 2,270.

Victor Hicken who was raised in Gillespie writes, "Meredith Wilson of "The Music Man" fame used to spend his summers with his grandmother in Brighton, Illinois. In fact, in the movie, the first scene opens at a train station named Brighton."

Merchants in Brighton - 1880

Brighton IL Website

MY CIVIL WAR MEMOIRS AND OTHER REMINISCENCES by W. R. Eddington of Brighton

Bristol Information
Illinois Place Names:
BRISTOL (Macoupin). Now part of Brighton (1911 hist. 412).

Miles Information
Lat 390410N Long 0900626W

Illinois Place Names:
MILE (Macoupin). Listed in RM 56 but not 58; RFD Brighton. GM&O. Pop. 23. Formerly Miles' Station

Miles Station was located in Sections 4 and 9 of Brighton Township. The location of Miles Station is marked on a current plat map. Miles Station was named after Jonathan R Miles, Postmaster.

Miles was listed in Rand McNally in 1956.


(Miles Station) Information
Lat 390410N Long 0900626W

Illinois Place Names:
MILE'S STATION (Macoupin). PO est. 31 Aug 1856; dis. 31 Aug 1914. Now Miles, PM.

Miles Station was located in Sections 4 and 9 of Brighton Township. The location of Miles Station is marked on a current plat map. Miles Station was named after Jonathan R Miles, Postmaster.

Miles was listed in Rand McNally in 1956.


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