County: Macoupin, Jersey
Lat/Long: 39.0333, -90.1333
Brighton is a village that straddles the counties of Macoupin and Jersey. Settlement to the area began in the 1830s, and the U.S. Post Office Department established a post office in the village in March 1837.
James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 302; Frank R. Abate, ed., American Places Dictionary (Detroit: Omnigraphics, 1994), 3:92.