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Brighton Township, Essex County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Town


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

Brighton, East Brighton, Island Pond


Town Clerk

Lucille Stevens
1506 Rt 114, Norton Road
Island Pond, VT 05846
Ph: 723-4405
Fax: 723-4405
E-mail: N/A


Web Site

Island Pond: http://www.islandpond.com/
Island Pond History: http://www.islandpond.com/history.htm
Brighton Town Records: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~irishgirl/brighton/index.html

American Local History Network: no info
US GenWeb: http://home.att.net/~local_history/Essex-Co-VT.htm#BRIGHTON
 http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/TownBrighton.html
Vermont Gateway: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/EssexBrighton.html
Vertual Vermont: http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/brighton.html
Vermont in the Civil War: http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/place/b/brighton.shtml


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census


Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Brighton
0
0
0
0
 105
 157
 193
 945
 1,535
 1,691
 2,020
Essex Co.
567
 1,471
 2,928
 3,028
 3,979
 4,198
 4,957
 5,786
 6,811
 7,931
 9,511

 
Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Brighton
 2,023
 2,013
 2,280
 2,002
1,754
1,671
 1,545
 1,365
 1,557
 1,562
 1,260
Essex Co.
 8,056
7,384
7,364
7,067
6,490
6,257
6,083
5,416
6,313
6,405
6,459


Cemeteries & Years in Use

Lakeside: 1901-present
New Catholic: 1899-present
Old Catholic: 1861-present
Old Protestant: 1870-present


Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Island Pond Historical Society
Canadian National Railway Station
Island Pond, VT
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 408
Island Pond, VT 05846
802-482-3923
The historical society occupies the ground floor of the restored railway station. There are permanent displays of photographs, railroad memorabilia, 19th-century clothing and uniforms, lumbering tools, local newspapers, and Odd Fellows memorabilia. Contact Person: C. F. Biron, President. Hours and Admission: by appointment. Accessible to the disabled.




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