Brighton, Missouri

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Brighton is an unincorporated community in southern Polk County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located at the intersection of Route 13 and Route 215 about fifteen miles north of Springfield. Brighton is part of the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area.

A post office called Brighton has been in operation since 1852.[2] The community takes its name from Brighton, Tennessee, the native home of a large share of the first settlers.[3][4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brighton, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Polk County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. p. 19. 

Coordinates: 37°27′28″N 93°20′53″W / 37.45778°N 93.34806°W / 37.45778; -93.34806