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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Essex County, Vermont|Essex ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Brighton''' ''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Essex County, Vermont|Essex ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Brighton''' ''  
  
=== Brief History  ===
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=== Historical Data  ===
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Brighton was chartered on August 13, 1781.&nbsp; Brlghton has had three names. It was originally granted by Vermont in 1780 to a group of Connecticut men as Gilead. Following the lapse of the Gilead grant, the town was bought by a different group, this time, the town was was named Random. Latter-day residents came to feel that the Random name did nothing to attract either settlers or business to their town, so the legislature changed the name to Brighton in 1832, when the town's population was just over 100. &nbsp; The population at the 2010 US Census was 1,222. <ref>About Brighton, Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/brighton.html#about</ref>&nbsp; <ref>Brighton, Vermont - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/EssexBrighton.html</ref> <br>
  
=== Town Histories  ===
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=== Historical Data<br>  ===
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=== Town Histories<br> ===
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[http://www.islandpond.com/history/ History of Island Pond, Vermont].<br>
  
 
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=== Vital Records  ===
  
=== Probate Records  ===
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FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=47 online].<br>
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=== Military Records<br>  ===
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The probate district for Brighton is Essex.<br>Essex Probate Court<br>Main St.<br>Box 426<br>Island Pond, VT 05846<br>Phone: (802) 723-4770 <br>
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=== Church Records<br> ===
  
=== City Directories  ===
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=== City Directories<br> ===
  
=== Maps  ===
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=== Maps<br> ===
  
 
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The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Brighton. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Essex County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/essex.htm#top link]. &nbsp;<br>
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*Lakeside Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1189633 Find A Grave] site. <br>
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*New Protestant Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2388180 Find A Grave] site.
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*Old Catholic Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2320056 Find A Grave] site.<br>
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=== Town Records&nbsp;<br> ===
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1915 -1967, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FMD18-B3D%3A324711301%2C324711302%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch] (browse only images).<br>
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Brighton Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/36035?availability=Family%20History%20Library Vital records of Brighton, Vermont, 1856, 1866-2000], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1195245?availability=Family%20History%20Library Town record book of Brighton, Vermont, 1832-1865, including vital records, 1809-ca. 1865], and [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/8663?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land records, 1832-1907].<br>
  
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Brighton Town Office<br>49 Mill St.<br>PO Box 377<br>Island Pond, VT 05846<br>Phone: (802) 723-4405<br>Website: [http://www.islandpond.com/brighton.htm http://www.islandpond.com/brighton.htm]<br>
  
 
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=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
 
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Island Pond Public Library<br>49 Mill St.<br>Island Pond, VT 05846<br>Phone: (802) 723-6134
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Island Pond Historical Society Inc<br>Island Pond, VT 05846<br>Phone: (802) 723-5983<br>
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Brief History

Brighton was chartered on August 13, 1781.  Brlghton has had three names. It was originally granted by Vermont in 1780 to a group of Connecticut men as Gilead. Following the lapse of the Gilead grant, the town was bought by a different group, this time, the town was was named Random. Latter-day residents came to feel that the Random name did nothing to attract either settlers or business to their town, so the legislature changed the name to Brighton in 1832, when the town's population was just over 100.   The population at the 2010 US Census was 1,222. [1]  [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

History of Island Pond, Vermont.

Vital Records

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Military Records

Probate Records

The probate district for Brighton is Essex.
Essex Probate Court
Main St.
Box 426
Island Pond, VT 05846
Phone: (802) 723-4770

Church Records

City Directories

Maps

Cemeteries

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Brighton. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Essex County, website at this link.  

Town Records 

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1915 -1967, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Brighton Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records of Brighton, Vermont, 1856, 1866-2000, Town record book of Brighton, Vermont, 1832-1865, including vital records, 1809-ca. 1865, and Land records, 1832-1907.

Brighton Town Office
49 Mill St.
PO Box 377
Island Pond, VT 05846
Phone: (802) 723-4405
Website: http://www.islandpond.com/brighton.htm

Newspapers

Libraries and Historical Societies

Island Pond Public Library
49 Mill St.
Island Pond, VT 05846
Phone: (802) 723-6134

Island Pond Historical Society Inc
Island Pond, VT 05846
Phone: (802) 723-5983

References

Adjacent towns: