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 was laid out in 1819 by Philip Doddridge under the name Philipsburg. The location was considered significant to commerce as it was the convergence of many roads in close proximity to the Ohio River. A new addition was laid out in 1836 named La Grange, a name also adopted by the railway station in 1856. In 1880, the Brilliant Glass Company was established and a glass factory was built at La Grange. The town later adopted the name of the glass company and was incorporated as Brilliant, changing the titles of the railway station and post office.[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
(60)
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
(39)
Average 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)
1,003
(39.5)
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 Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  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. pp. 300, 476. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places - Ohio". United States Census. Archived from the original on 2016-07-02. 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