Brighton Township, Lorain County, Ohio

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

Brighton Township, Lorain County, Ohio
Township hall at Brighton Center
Location of Brighton Township in Lorain County
Coordinates: 41°10′7″N 82°18′12″W
CountryUnited States
  Total16.2 sq mi (41.9 km2)
  Land16.2 sq mi (41.9 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation892 ft (272 m)
  Density58.3/sq mi (22.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-08770[2]
GNIS feature ID1086502[1]


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

No municipalities are located in Brighton Township.

Name and history

It is the only Brighton Township statewide, named after the city of Brighton in England.


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. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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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