Photos courtesy of: Cheryl Nelson
Brighton is located in southeastern Michiganís
Livingston County, adjacent to the intersection of Interstate 96 and
This picturesque town hosts a diverse economy, including auto
manufacturing, plastics technology and wood products, not to mention
numerous small business.
Conveniently situated half-way between the Detroit Metro area and
Lansing, and half-way between Ann Arbor and Flint, Brighton makes for an
ideal location for commuter-style living, retaining small town charm and
A walk in the park by the pond downtown is a pleasant diversion, where
one can view the old town hall and St. James Church, each displaying
unique architectural style.
Brighton was originally founded in 1832 by its first settler, Maynard
Maltby. He named it Ore Creek due to the mineral deposits he discovered
there. In 1836, it received a post office station, and was re-named in
1838 by popular vote after Brighton, New York, where many of its
settlers came from.
It organized as a village in 1867 and eventually as a city in 1928.
Photos courtesy of: Ken Huisjen