Brilliant, Ohio

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Location of Brilliant, Ohio

Brilliant is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in eastern Wells Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. It was named after the glass factory that once was located in the town. Previous names include Philipsburg and La Grange. Its zip code is 43913.[1] It is located along State Route 7.

An Ohio River town, it is located below Mingo Junction and above Rayland. The community is part of the WeirtonSteubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Brilliant was formerly incorporated as a village, but it disincorporated on November 24, 1993.[2]

History[edit]

Brilliant originally known as Philipsburg, and under the latter name was laid out in 1819 by Philip Doddridge. When the railroad was built through that settlement in 1856, the name La Grange was adopted for the train station. In the latter half of the 19th century, the town took the name of Brilliant, after the name of the company which started a glass works there.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the CDP has a total area of 1.77 square miles (4.6 km2), of which 1.75 square miles (4.5 km2) (or 98.87%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.56%) is water.[4]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Brilliant has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]

Climate data for Brilliant, Ohio
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3
(37)
4
(39)
10
(50)
17
(62)
23
(73)
27
(80)
29
(84)
28
(82)
25
(77)
18
(64)
11
(51)
5
(41)
16.7
(61.7)
Average low °C (°F) −6
(21)
−5
(23)
−1
(30)
3
(37)
8
(46)
13
(55)
15
(59)
14
(57)
11
(51)
5
(41)
0
(32)
−4
(24)
4.4
(39.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 74
(2.9)
61
(2.4)
86
(3.4)
86
(3.4)
99
(3.9)
107
(4.2)
112
(4.4)
94
(3.7)
79
(3.1)
69
(2.7)
69
(2.7)
71
(2.8)
1,007
(39.6)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

Education[edit]

Public education in the community of Brilliant is provided by the Buckeye Local School District. Public high school students in the city attend Buckeye Local High School; Brilliant High School formerly served as the high school in the city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hometown Locator page for Brilliant
  2. ^ 1990s Boundary Changes Geographic Change Notes: Ohio, United States Census Bureau, n.d. Accessed 2011-03-30.
  3. ^ Doyle, Joseph Beatty (1910). 20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company. p. 476. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places - Ohio". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Brilliant, Ohio
  6. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 14, 2013.

Coordinates: 40°15′53″N 80°37′34″W / 40.26472°N 80.62611°W / 40.26472; -80.62611