Brighton Township, Lorain County, Ohio

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Brighton Township, Ohio
Municipalities of Lorain County, Ohio
Municipalities of Lorain County, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°10′7″N 82°18′12″W / 41.16861°N 82.30333°W / 41.16861; -82.30333Coordinates: 41°10′7″N 82°18′12″W / 41.16861°N 82.30333°W / 41.16861; -82.30333
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lorain
 • Total 16.2 sq mi (41.9 km2)
 • Land 16.2 sq mi (41.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 892 ft (272 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 942
 • Density 58.3/sq mi (22.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-08770[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086502[1]

Brighton Township is one of the eighteen townships of Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 942 people in the township.[3]


Located in southwestern Lorain County, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Brighton Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Brighton Township statewide.


The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township fiscal officer,[4] who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Lorain County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 14 May 2007.
  4. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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